PBS’s Recore Retiring

alice2Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, has decided to retire by the end of 2014. Ms. Recore has agreed to assist in the search for a successor, and ensure a seamless transition to new leadership.

“It has been an honor and privilege to lead this organization for these years, and it is with mixed emotions that I have decided to move on. I am confident about the future of the station, and I know that the board and staff will work with the new president to build on our accomplishments,” said Ms. Recore.

“Alice’s exemplary leadership at Mountain Lake PBS has positioned the station for expansion and success across multiple platforms as the role of public broadcasting changes. The Board is committed to finding a successor who will build on the momentum she has created at the station,” said Jacqueline Kelleher, Chair of the Board of Directors.

Ms. Recore joined Mountain Lake PBS in 1997 as the Business Manager, and became President & CEO in 2003, guiding the station through major changes in broadcasting including the 2009 transition to high-definition Digital Broadcasting. Through her leadership, the station has become more than television. As a public media organization, Mountain Lake PBS provides unique local content and services on all platforms — on the air, online, and in the community.

Ms. Recore’s vision for Mountain Lake PBS is a station that provides a unique service that strengthens the local community. Through her commitment to this vision, Mountain Lake PBS reinforced its position as an essential community institution through local programming and educational initiatives. The weekly news program Mountain Lake Journal receives accolades in the community, and throughout the PBS industry. Every year, Mountain Lake PBS hosts multiple on-air public forums discussing issues ranging from career and technical education, to the community response after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT.

Under Ms. Recore’s leadership, the station has produced over a dozen local documentaries including Flowers in the Desert: Cirque du Soleil and Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America, both of which aired nationally on PBS stations across the country. The documentaries and numerous episodic series produced during her tenure won multiple awards including; Regional Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, Telly Awards, New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Awards, National Educational Television Association (NETA), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Ms. Recore’s career has been devoted to serving the community through non-profit work, first at the Hospice of the North Country, and then at Mountain Lake PBS. Ms. Recore said to the staff, “I know I will miss my work at the station, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family. It has been a privilege to work with you, and I cannot wait to see what’s next for Mountain Lake PBS.”