FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — ValleyPBS has named Lorenzo Rios as interim president and CEO, the public television station announced Wednesday.
Rios has served on the station’s board of directors since 2016 and currently serves as CEO of the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.
He will serve as interim CEO of ValleyPBS while continuing his role as CEO of the Veterans Memorial District. The district approved the arrangement at a special meeting and it became effective Nov. 5.
“Both organizations educate and inspire our community by celebrating the beauty of our Valley,” Rios said. “I feel that my service to my country and to my community is enhanced by this opportunity.”
In the announcement, ValleyPBS Board Chair Karen Musson said “Rios has improved operations and assisted in developing a creative, dedicated and talented team of professionals. Look for exciting and innovative initiatives that will further and more deeply serve our diverse
Valley communities. Lorenzo is a visionary and strategic leader and we are grateful to Clovis Veterans Memorial District for their continued support of ValleyPBS.”
Rios is the current President-Elect of the Clovis Rotary club and last year produced the district conference for then-District Governor, Monika Fewtrell.
Rios is a decorated Army and Marine Corps veteran with 23 years of service including two combat deployments and one peacekeeping deployment in the Balkans.