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Mark G. Contreras currently serves as President, CEO and Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, the NPR and PBS affiliate for the State of Connecticut. Contreras also serves on the boards of directors the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Woodward Communications, Inc (Chair, nom/gov) and Highlights for Children.
He has a deep background in digital transformation of local media companies for more than three decades. He had full P&L responsibilities for the E.W. Scripps Newspaper Division and prior served as SVP of Pulitzer, Inc. He the became CEO of Calkins Media, a private, family-owned company with television stations, digital and newspapers.
After Calkins Media was sold in 2017, Contreras became the Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.
He currently serves as a volunteer board member of Report for America, The Breakthrough Collaborative, The American Press Institute and the Hartford Stage.