President and CEO, Lloyd Wright
Lloyd Wright has more than three decades of experience in public service media. In his current role as President and CEO of WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis, Wright oversees Indiana's flagship PBS and NPR member stations, which include WFYI Productions – a full service media production facility; WFYI's Learning Services; Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS) – a free service for Indiana's reading impaired, as well as the WFYI Foundation.
The longest-serving station manager in Indianapolis, Wright first joined WFYI in 1988 as Director of Program Production. The following year, he was appointed WFYI's President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his arrival at WFYI, Wright served for six years as Broadcast Operations Manager of WTTW (Chicago), was Producer/Director/Writer for the Indiana University News Bureau and Director of Instructional Broadcasting for the Indiana Department of Education.
Under Wright's leadership, WFYI Public Media relocated in 2008 to a state-of-the-art facility along "Broadcast Row" near downtown Indianapolis, and successfully completed the first phase of its Campaign for the Future, raising $20.2 million.
Wright presently serves on the PBS Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of National Datacast, Inc., a subsidiary of PBS. He also serves as chair of the Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG), a consortium comprised of the public television stations in the 30 largest media markets in the nation.
Wright is a graduate of Indiana University, and the proud father of three children.
Executive Vice President of Support Services, Jeanelle Adamak
As WFYI Public Media's Executive Vice President, Jeanelle Adamak maintains oversight of the station's marketing, development, communications, employee relations, administration and finance divisions.
She is an experienced fundraising professional with more than two decades of service at WFYI. Under Adamak's leadership, WFYI's budget has grown from $2.3 million in 1990, to nearly $10 million in 2012; the station successfully completed the first phase of its $20.2 Campaign for the Future in 2008, and was the recipient of one of the largest Kresge Challenge Grants in Indiana history; and in 2010, WFYI was presented with the prestigious PBS Award for Overall Development. Additionally, the station's three signature events – PBS KIDS in the Park, Women, Wisdom & Wellness, and the Ice Miller Indy Wine Festival – were all established during Adamak's tenure.
Before becoming an executive vice president in 2001, Adamak served as WFYI's membership manager, development director and vice president of communications and development. Prior to her arrival at WFYI, she was director of development for KOCV Public Broadcasting in Odessa, Texas, her hometown.
An active member of the Central Indiana community, Adamak serves on the Marketing Board of Directors for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. She has served on the Board of Directors for the YWCA, United Way of Central Indiana, Prevent Blindness, National Friends of Public Broadcasting, Reins for Gains, Riverview Hospital Foundation and the Indiana Dramatic Arts and Communications Society. Adamak attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Indiana Wesleyan University where she earned degrees in broadcasting and management.
Executive Vice President of Content Services, Alan Cloe
During his four decades of service at WFYI Public Media, Alan Cloe has been involved in nearly all facets of the station. In his current role as Executive Vice President, Cloe oversees WFYI's content services, including the broadcast schedules for the station's three digital television services and two HD radio services; local program production; interactive media; community engagement & lifelong learning services; IRIS (a free, statewide reading service for Indiana's reading-impaired citizens); in addition to all broadcast engineering functions for the station.
Cloe is a graduate of DePauw University, and earned his MBA from Indiana University. He is a member of the Indianapolis Downtown Kiwanis Club and serves on the boards of the Indiana Debate Commission, Indiana Coalition for Open Government, the Near North Development Corporation and the Indiana Youth Services Association.
In 2010, Cloe was honored by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)-Lower Great Lakes Chapter for his years of exemplary service in the Indianapolis broadcast market when he was inducted into the organization's Silver Circle.
Cloe, and his wife Susan, have been married for more than 35 years and have two grown sons.
Vice President of Communications, Rena Barraclough
Rena Barraclough is WFYI's Vice President of Communications. In this capacity, she oversees all areas of external communications including web content, Internet projects, media relations, station promotion, printing, advertising, publications and branding
Rena is a graduate of Ball State University where she began her career with public broadcasting while still a student. Upon graduation, she was employed by WIPB, Muncie's PBS station where she worked for 10 years. 2012 marks her 16th year at WFYI where she began as publications manager and now serves as a vice president. She and the department have won several awards for branding, publications, promotion campaigns and station website from the International Association of Business Communicators: Indianapolis Chapter, Public Relation Society of America: Hoosier Chapter.
Her community engagement includes: IABC Indianapolis, vice president of finance, executive vice president, president, member 1997-present; United Way's Executive Women's Leadership Program, 2001 graduate, member of TRIAD alumni board; Xi Eta Nu Sorority, current president, member 2006-present. She enjoys singing, gardening and creating handmade keepsakes and gifts. She and her husband David live outside of Lebanon in a historic home, with a round barn on the National Historic Register. She has one married daughter, two dogs and three cats.
Vice President of Engineering, Steve Jenson
Steve Jensen, Vice President of Engineering, has more than 31 years of experience with WFYI and is supported by an 11-member full-time engineering, IT, and TV Master Control staff. Steve oversees the strategic equipment and telecommunications needs of WFYI Public Television, WFYI 90.1 FM Public Radio and IRIS. Prior to coming to WFYI, Jensen worked for Indiana University School of Nursing (N.I.C.E.R.) in Indianapolis as Chief Engineer. Jensen was in the Electrical Engineering program at IUPUI and received his Indiana Radio/TV Dealer and Service licenses through ITT.
Vice President, Interactive Media & Content Strategy, Richard Miles
Richard Miles graduated from Butler not once, but twice, with bachelor's ('87) and master's ('91) degrees in what was then Radio & Television. From 1987 until 1999 he helped manage Butler's radio and television stations WAJC and WTBU, and taught in the department. In 1999, he transitioned to WFYI as part of the WTBU-WFYI television joint operating agreement and has been here ever since. He is currently the Vice President for Interactive Media and Content Strategies, which means he works with the folks in programming and operations who pick and schedule the content from PBS, NPR, BBC, APM, PRI and others, including local shows, to create the channels, stations and websites that WFYI offers to the community.
Richard is an active leader, serving on several boards including the Public Television Programmers Association, WEDM-FM (Warren Central High School), Y-Press, the Lacy Leadership Association, and both the Board of Visitors at Butler's new College of Communications and the Jordan College of Fine Arts. Richard is also a graduate of class XXXI of the Stanley K. Lacy leadership program.
Richard is obsessed about soccer, particularly the English Premier League, loves old radios, and good food! He lives in Indianapolis and has two daughters who attend the International School of Indiana.
Vice President of Organizational Relations, Judith Muessig
Judith Muessig, Vice President of Organizational Relations, oversees board, volunteer and employee relations at WFYI. Prior to joining WFYI in 2002, Judy served on its Board of Directors and was employed by National City Corporation as Director of Corporate Employee Relations and Director of Human Resources Indiana, for more than ten years.
Judy graduated from Indiana University in 1986 with a BS in Management, completed additional course work through Bank Personnel Graduate School at the University of Colorado, and is certified as Senior Professional Human Resources.
Judy’s community and board service includes: Past President: IndySHRM where she was given the Award for Professional Excellence; President of the Board of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra; Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Big Sisters of Central Indiana, several other community boards; and volunteer work at North Madison Elementary School.
Vice President of Production at WFYI Public Media, Clayton Taylor
Clayton Taylor is Vice President of Production at WFYI Public Media. In the course of his 34 years in broadcast journalism, Taylor has been a reporter, producer and executive producer. Since arriving at WFYI in 2001, he has led WFYI's expansion of its production department. More than a $1million in physical upgrades have been made to WFYI's production department, and the station has had a large growth in locally-originated programming. In the past few years, 20 local productions have gone into national distribution. Since 2004, WFYI received 130 Emmy Award nominations and 50 Emmys, and was named Indiana Public Television Station of the Year by the Indiana Association of Broadcasters for three consecutive years.
For 16 years, Clayton worked at WISH TV, with nearly a decade of that time as Special Projects Manager. He headed the station's investigative reporting unit, The I-Team, and developed extensive experience in documentary production during that time period. Highlights of his dozens of state, regional and national awards are: National Society for Professional Journalists Award for Public Service, a National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, multiple Emmy awards, and dozens of awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Clayton has served as a board member of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Volunteers of America, the Indianapolis Adult Literacy Coalition, Automotive Safety for Children and The Power of One. He currently is a member of the marketing advisory committee for the Indiana Historical Society.
Vice president for Community Engagement, Gail Strong
Gail Thomas Strong serves as the Vice president for Community Engagement for WFYI Public Media. She actively develops partnerships with social service, civic, arts, government and education organizations so that individual citizens and these organizations have tools to make measurable change in the community. 2012 marks her 12th year at WFYI. In addition, Gail directs PBS TeacherLine in Indiana for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.
Gail has been a resident of Indiana since 1991, relocating to direct community outreach for the Indiana Youth Institute. As her work there evolved, she created a statewide leadership development program and became the Director of Leadership Education. Gail has also been a youth agency executive, a classroom teacher, and a curriculum/training consultant for local and national nonprofits and foundations. Currently, she serves United Way in a variety of leadership roles, including chairing the Connected by 25 initiative, membership on the Success by Six committee, and as an agency evaluator. She is a co-creator of the Indy Talks series, chairs the Spirit and Place Festival program committee and is a member of the Community Advisory Group for Veolia Water.
Vice President for Development, Kristina Uland
Kristina Uland, CFRE, serves as WFYI's Vice President for Development. She began her career in public media in 1996 with WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, moving to Indianapolis to work for WFYI in 2000. During that time, she has served in a number of roles, including Membership Manager, Director of Grants and Special Projects and Vice President of Business Development. In her current position, she manages teams responsible for all aspects of fund development, including: underwriting, foundation relations, membership, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaign, special events and new business development.
Kristina volunteers for Indiana Canine Assistant Network, having served on their board of directors from 2001 through 2007. She has also served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professional Indiana Chapter, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Challenger Learning Center of MSD Decatur Township.
A graduate of DePauw University, Kristina received a Masters in Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from Indiana University. She is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Sharon Alseth is WFYI Radio's News Manager. She anchors the local news during Morning Edition and produces Thursday's No Limits news and public affairs show. Sharon is a veteran radio news reporter, anchor and manager with more than 25 years covering news in Indianapolis. She has received awards from the Radio-TV News Director's Association, Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the Indiana Broadcaster's Association. A native of the Chicago area, Sharon is a graduate of Butler University, and a lover of most things associated with sports, animals and the beach.
Don Hibschweiler is heard on WFYI Public Radio as one of our local hosts and news anchors. He also serves as the board engineer for WFYI's award-winning talk show, No Limits.
Prior to joining WFYI, he worked for three years as a reporter and news anchor at WIBC in Indianapolis. He was previously known as “Dr. Don,” the evening DJ and host of the weekly Oldies Countdown on Indy's Gold 104.5 FM.
Don began his radio career at age 14 on his hometown radio station, WCVL in Crawfordsville. He spent eight years in Michigan radio working in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. His stints in radio management included stations in Indianapolis and Lafayette.
Don is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Radio-TV-Film and was a news anchor for the university's public television station, WIPB-TV. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Indianapolis.
Scott Hoke has been WFYI Public Radio's local Morning Edition host since November, 2004. He also serves as an on-air host for many of 90.1 FM and WFYI Public Television's local program specials.
In addition to his work at WFYI Public Media, he hosts the popular Mecum Collector Car Auctions on Discovery's new Velocity Network. Scott is also one of the Public Address announcers for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and Red Bull MotoGP events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And he serves as the host for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer concert series, Symphony on the Prairie.
For more than 25 years, Scott has been in demand as a voice over artist, video spokesman and emcee. His list of clients includes New York Life, AAA, Firestone, NCAA, US Dept. of Energy, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The ISO, ESPN, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, Dow AgroSciences, Rolls-Royce Allison, The Hal Leonard Corporation, The Christel DeHaan Foundation, The Indianapolis Indians, and more.
Before coming to WFYI, Scott was the Indiana Pacers' TV host for six years on FOX Sports Indiana and WB4. He also served for eight years as a sports anchor and reporter for WRTV-6 (ABC).
He holds a bachelor's degree in Radio/TV from Butler University, and got his start in public radio at the school's former NPR station, WAJC. Scott is an avid musician and also enjoys photography, cycling and fishing. He and his wife Kelly, and their four children, live in Hendricks County.
Jill Sheridan, afternoon news anchor, is a Midwest girl with a background in broadcasting and theater. Before coming to WFYI, Jill worked at a number of Indy media outlets. During the past seven years she has been employed as a news anchor and reporter for WIBC, WXNT and has done traffic for FOX 59. Jill also spent a summer as the dolphin show narrator at the Indianapolis Zoo. She has experience as an on-air personality for Classic Rock stations. After graduating from Miami University in Ohio, Jill spent time as an actress in Chicago. Before that she went to high school in Carmel where her family still resides. Jill is particularly excited to be learning the ropes of public radio at WFYI. In her personal life, she is a wife and new mother who enjoys cooking, traveling and reading.