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Lynne Rich

Marge Betley, CEO of Arkansas PBS Foundation
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Arkansas PBS Foundation Gets New CEO After Schism

After a leadership showdown and a nationwide search, the Arkansas PBS Foundation board has chosen a new CEO, experienced fundraiser Marge Betley. read more >
Chris Jones

Arkansas PBS Foundation Adds 4 to Board

The Arkansas PBS Foundation Board has four new board members, including Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Director Chris Jones. read more >
Executive Director Courtney Pledger consulted with Gov. Asa Hutchinson before announcing a new name for AETN: Arkansas PBS.
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AETN, Now Arkansas PBS, Looks to Turn CornerLock Icon

While pushing its traditional TV role into the digital age, Arkansas PBS, until recently the Arkansas Educational Television Network, is also at a crossroads of identity. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Governor Says AETN Chief Will Take Lesson From Audit

Gov. Asa Hutchinson weighed in on controversies at AETN late Monday, assuring Arkansans that Executive Director Courtney Pledger will learn from an audit report finding $400,000 in misused spending. read more >
The AETN Commission, chaired by Annette Herrington at left, has demanded its executive director, Courtney Pledger in center, to be reinstated as director and CEO of the AETN Foundation, chaired by Lynne Rich at right.
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Documents Shed Light on AETN Power Struggle

A deal to end a power struggle between the state’s educational TV network and its nonprofit fundraising foundation is under negotiation. read more >
Mona Dixon
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Ousted Mona Dixon Floats Deal to AETNLock Icon

Details are emerging about a settlement offer floated by Mona Dixon, the longtime AETN Foundation COO who was dismissed by AETN Executive Director Courtney Pledger in February. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
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AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to PledgerLock Icon

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission has issued an ultimatum to its nonprofit counterpart, the fundraising AETN Foundation: Get on board with Executive Director Courtney Pledger or else. read more >
Courtney Pledger, AETN executive director
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Pledger Actions Drive AETN Employees to ComplainLock Icon

Bad blood at the Arkansas Educational Television Network is spilling further into public, with employees accusing Executive Director Courtney Pledger of forcing early retirements, retaliating against subordinates who question her and holding employees in “open contempt.” read more >