Local PBS president to retire at year’s end

PLATTSBURGH – Mountain Lake PBS recently announced that Alice Recore, president and chief executive officer for the last 11 years, has decided to retire by the end of 2014.

Recore has agreed to assist in the search for a successor and ensure a seamless transition to new leadership.

“It has been an honor and privilege to lead this organization for these years, and it is with mixed emotions that I have decided to move on. I am confident about the future of the station, and I know that the board and staff will work with the new president to build on our accomplishments,” Recore said in a press release.

“Alice’s exemplary leadership at Mountain Lake PBS has positioned the station for expansion and success across multiple platforms as the role of public broadcasting changes,” said Jacqueline Kelleher, chair of the board of directors. “The board is committed to finding a successor who will build on the momentum she has created at the station.”

Recore joined Mountain Lake PBS in 1997 as the business manager and became president and CEO in 2003, guiding the station through major changes in broadcasting including the 2009 transition to high-definition digital broadcasting. Through her leadership, the station has become more than television. As a public media organization, Mountain Lake PBS provides unique local content and services on all platforms: on the air, online and in the community.

Under Recore’s leadership, the station has produced over a dozen local documentaries including “Flowers in the Desert: Cirque du Soleil” and “Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America,” both of which aired nationally on PBS stations across the country. The documentaries and numerous episodic series produced during her tenure won multiple awards including Regional Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, Telly Awards, New York State Broadcasters Association Awards, National Educational Television Association and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Before Recore came to Mountain Lake PBS she worked for Hospice of the North Country.

“I know I will miss my work at the station, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family,” Recore said. “It has been a privilege to work with you, and I cannot wait to see what’s next for Mountain Lake PBS.”