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PBS Reno President and CEO Appointed Chair-Elect of Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

RENO, NV (Jan. 4, 2021) – PBS Reno President and CEO Kurt Mische has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber). Mische will embrace this new role in addition to his role as President and CEO of PBS Reno, a position he has held since 2009.

Mische will lead the board with planning, projects, and will work with The Chamber’s CEO, Ann Silver, to ensure the organization meets the needs and expectations of the business community.

“I am honored to represent PBS Reno and the northern Nevada business community in this role,” said Mische. “2021 will be a very important year for businesses and for our Chamber. We are fortunate to have an engaged board and dynamic CEO to lead us in the year ahead.”

The Chamber is the largest business organization in northern Nevada. The Chamber focuses on three pillars of value: advocacy on behalf of all businesses; information and education for members; and connectivity with members and consumers.

“I know Kurt will display the leadership and enthusiasm needed to encourage businesses and other organizations to join the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce,” said Ann Silver, CEO of The Chamber. “With one hundred years of dedication to commerce in our community, Kurt Mische will provide more evidence of the Chamber’s sustainability and continued relevance.”

Mische will serve a one-year term, which will end on December 31, 2021.

About PBS Reno

As of January 2020, PBS Reno is watched by more than 122,000 people and more than 79,000 households weekly in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with additional viewership on multicast channels Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Ready To Learn Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

About Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Incorporated in 1919, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in northern Nevada with over 1,700 members who employ over 85,000 individuals in Washoe County. The Chamber represents the interests of 10,000+ businesses in Washoe County and provides more than 4 million referrals to its member members each year. Learn more at

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