Ron Pisaneschi has been named general manager of Idaho Public Television, effective Aug. 5. He fills the position vacated by Peter Morrill, who announced his retirement in March but has remained at Idaho PTV during the hiring and transition process.
Pisaneschi has worked for Idaho PTV since 1985, most recently as director of content. He previously worked as director of public information, director of marketing and director of programming. His experience is in educational filmmaking, radio programming, public relations and marketing.
Pisaneschi sat on the board of directors of the Public Television Programmers Association from 2002 to 2007 and was president in 2006. He sat on the board of directors of the Idaho Humanities Council from 2002 to 2012 and was chairman for two terms. He also sat on the PBS Children’s Advisory Committee, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Research Advisory Panel and other national funding and programming advisory panels. In 2005 he was named Programmer of the Year by PBS colleagues.
Pisaneschi holds a fine arts degree in film and photography. He attended University of San Francisco and Lone Mountain College.