As President & CEO of one of our nation's foremost PBS stations, Jim Pagliarini joined Twin Cities Public Television, in St. Paul, Minnesota, in September 1997. In 2006, Jim was granted a leave of absence from the station to lead a national, strategic planning project for the public broadcasting system. Today, he is leading the organization through a major transformation and expanding their content, distribution and funding strategies to take full advantage of today's technologies and consumer interests. Before joining Twin Cities Public Television, Jim was the founding CEO of the PBS station in Reno, Nevada, a position he held for 15 years. Jim also served as a member of the Board of Directors of PBS, holding numerous leadership positions over a 12-year-span. Most recently he led the development of a new PBS website for viewers aged 50+ called Next Avenue which launched in May of 2012. He has and continues to be one of the most heavily engaged leaders nationally for PBS.