Leadership/Boards

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.

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

BOT 2021 & 2022 Meeting Dates

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, all WJCT Public Media Board of Trustees meetings will be conducted electronically only. If you seek access to any of these meetings under our open meetings policy, please send an email to Carlos Semidei at csemidei@wjct.org.

  • November 18, 2021
  • January 27, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • September 22, 2022 (Annual Meeting)
  • Matt Rapp
    Chair
  • Farley Kern
    Chair-Elect
  • Eric Bilik
    Treasurer
  • David McGowan
    President &CEO

WJCT's Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets in December, March, June, and September at 4:30pm in the WJCT Community Room.

CAB 2022 & 2022 Meeting Dates

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, all WJCT Public Media Community Advisory Board meetings will be conducted electronically only. If you seek access to any of these meetings under our open meetings policy, please send an email to Carlos Semidei at csemidei@wjct.org.

  • December 1, 2021
  • March 2, 2022
  • June 1, 2022
  • September 7, 2022 (Annual Meeting)

Other WJCT Public Media Meeting Dates

All meetings, unless noted, take place at WJCT Studios at 100 Festival Park Avenue.

Executive & Finance Combined Committee
  • October 21, 2021
  • November 11, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
Finance Committee
  • TBD

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
dmcgowan@wjct.org

Geri Cirillo
Senior Vice President of Development
gcirillo@wjct.org

Tony Alicea
Vice President & COO of JCT Services
talicea@jct-noc.com

Rolanda Colbert
Director of Administration & Human Resources
rcolbert@wjct.org