President & CEO

David McGowan joined WJCT in January of 2018. McGowan brings more than twenty years of senior executive management to WJCT, successfully leading a variety of leading media and digital businesses. He has served in senior executive roles for several cable and telecoms companies in Europe, including most recently as CEO of Invitel, a major media and telecoms company based in Hungary.

Prior to his work leading digital platforms, David held senior positions at top news organizations including Senior Vice President of news and public affairs programming and production for WETA in Washington, DC, and Head of Media Development for Time Magazine. Programs under his supervision have won major American awards in broadcasting, including Emmys, Peabody Awards, and the Du-Pont-Columbia Journalism Award. He has served on the boards of several companies and nonprofits, and is a graduate of Yale University.

WJCT's Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets bimonthly at 4pm in the WJCT Board Room.

Meetings may move into executive session as needed. At that time, all attendees except Board of Trustees members and/or those deemed necessary for the discussion at hand will be asked to leave the meeting.

BOT 2019 Meeting Dates:

  • January 24, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • July 25, 2019
  • September 26, 2019 (Annual Meeting)
  • Melody Shacter
  • Matt Rapp
  • Jessica Evans
  • David McGowan
    President & CEO

At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of WJCT on Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Board will approve the election of no more than ten (10) new members of the Board of Trustees. Members of the Community are invited to nominate candidates for membership on the Board. The nomination should be directed to Carlos Semidei, c/o WJCT Public Broadcasting, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202, and should provide a brief outline of the qualifications of the nominee for membership on the WJCT Board. Any nominees from members of the Community will be considered by the Governance’s Committee of WJCT, along with other nominations generated by present board members and the Governance’s Committee shall determine which nominees it will be presented to the Board for election. The Board of Trustees shall have final approval for the election of new trustees by majority vote.

These nominations must be received by August 1, 2019.

WJCT's Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets in December, March, June, and September at 4:30 p.m. in the WJCT Community Room.
CAB 2019 Meeting Dates

  • March 6, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • September 4, 2019 (Annual Meeting)
  • Wally Conway
  • TBD
    Vice Chair

For more information about WJCT’s Board of Trustees or the WJCT Community Advisory Board, please contact:

David McGowan, President & CEO
WJCT, Inc.
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 358-6303.
E-mail: dmcgowan@wjct.org

WJCT Senior Staff

David McGowan
President & CEO

Geri Cirillo
Senior Vice President of Development

Tony Alicea
Vice President & COO of JCT Services

Valerie Strickland-Smith
Vice President of Adminstration & Human Resources