Steven Altman Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Nov 17, 2015

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)  has named Steven Altman Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all of CPB’s operational departments, effective immediately.

“Steve has a deep understanding of public media operations and CPB policies, and also brings to the position a commitment to internal and external collaboration,” said Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB.

Altman joined the company in 1996 as Associate General Counsel and has been responsible for most of CPB’s one-of-a-kind agreements, including negotiation of broadcast and Internet music rights licenses for public media, satellite interconnection, and major funding arrangements such as the National Program Service. In 2002, Altman became Vice President of CPB’s Office of Business Affairs, where he supervised the negotiation and documentation of all CPB transactions. He has also been CPB's primary advisor on intellectual property and entertainment law issues. Altman was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2005 and was named acting COO earlier this year.

Before joining CPB, Altman was Vice President and General Counsel for Riggs Bank/MD and Riggs Bank/VA. He provided legal and compliance advice to senior management and two Boards of Directors; structured, drafted and negotiated financial agreements, and advised on intellectual property matters. Altman began his legal career in private practice, first with the firm Steptoe & Johnson and then with Mayer, Brown & Platt.

Altman graduated with high honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1983 where he was a member of the Law Review. He is a 1979 graduate with a degree in American History from Emory University in Atlanta.

About the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

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