Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. Elects Lynn R. Fusco as New Chair of Board

Release Date: 02/02/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lynn R. Fusco, President of the Fusco Corporation -- one of the leading construction and property management companies in New England -- has been elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. (CPBI), parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). The election took place during the CPBI Board of Trustee meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Fusco oversees the operations of the company founded by her grandfather in 1924. Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, the Fusco Corporation is a third-generation family-owned business that has built many of the region's landmarks, including the Shubert Theatre, the Yale Baseball Stadium, Goodwin Square/Hartford, Time Warner Cable/Stamford, the Long Wharf Maritime Center, the Connecticut Tennis Center and the newly renovated Payne Whitney Gymnasium. In addition, Fusco is the president of the Fusco Management Company, a property management firm that manages over five million square feet throughout the state of Connecticut.
 
“We are fortunate to have Fusco leading our Board,” said Jerry Franklin, President and CEO of CPBI. “Her business expertise and innovative ideas have provided us with an enormous source of information on how to best enhance our services and embrace the new digital era in broadcasting.” 
 
Fusco has been on the CPBI Board since June 2004.
 
Other CPBI Board officers include: Arthur Diedrick, Vice Chair; Daniel Crown, Second Vice Chair; Jerry Franklin, President; Meg Sakellarides, Treasurer; Pamela Pagnani, Secretary; Bree Pelczar, Assistant Secretary.
 
Additional Board members include: Nan Birdwhistell, Edith C. Bjornson, Francisco Borges, Bruce Bozsum, William Bromage, Christopher Campbell, Gayle Capozzalo, Arnold L. Chase, Bonnie Collins, Daniel Crown, David D’Eramo, Doug Guthrie, David M. Johnson, Peter G. Kelly, Dijuana Lewis, William Nickerson, Faye Preston, Brian Renstrom, Nile Rodgers, E. Roger Williams, and Michael Zebarth.
 
For more information on the CPBI Board of Trustees, visit www.cpbn.org.
 
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. (CPBI) oversees the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), which includes Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. It serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.
                                               
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