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Meet PBS Reno Director of Membership Sam Harris 
Our 2023 Rising Star in Public Media

PBS Reno Director of Membership Sam Harris has been named a Rising Star in Public Media, a new initiative from Current. Current is a nonprofit news organization covering public media in the U.S. for professionals in the industry. More...

Here is just a sample of what Sam's colleagues and co-workers have to say:

“Sam is one of the most creative, forward-thinking people I know.  She is a terrific problem-solver and a wonderful co-worker.  I am grateful she is working for PBS Reno!” 
— Nancy Maldonado, VP of Education, PBS Reno
“We are so pleased to see Sam selected as a Current rising star since that is what she is!  Her skills, work ethic and results are consistently high and we are fortunate to have her on our team.”
— Kurt Mische, President & CEO, PBS Reno
“I am so happy see Sam recognized for her hard work and great contributions to PBS Reno! Her work leading the Membership team has taken PBS Reno to new highs and an ever growing member base. She is creative, a data-wizard and a wonderful person all around. I am lucky to have her as part of the Development team and PBS Reno is lucky to have her as part of the organization! “
— Emma Glenn, VP of Development, PBS Reno
“Sam is a real-life unicorn – someone who is equally adept at understanding data and insights, and at developing authentic, collaborative relationships. She is a true rising star, and we are so fortunate to have her as a partner in serving public media!”
— Stephanie Patterson, Chief Partnership Officer, CDP
“Sam has and continues to pave the path for others, she takes and obliterates all obstacles and helps show others the way.  She makes data fun – she problem solves like no other, she is compassionate, creative, insightful and humble.  She doesn’t even realize how truly amazing she is.  I admire this astute woman for her great mix of tenacity and brilliance.  We are blessed to have her as part of team PBS Reno.”
— Megan Myers, VP of Content, PBS Reno
“I knew from the day Sam started as our Administrative Assistant she was going to be such an instrumental and positive member of our team. It is so awesome to see her growth as she now leads our Membership team into more successful and innovative horizons! We certainly are lucky to have her.”
— Brynne Kenney, VP of Administration, PBS Reno
“Sam loves data….and public broadcasting. What a great combo! She always brings 100% to everything she does – smart and dedicated team player with the ability to accomplish monumental tasks. Sam is an incredible champion for the public media mission.”
Michal Heiplik, President, CDP
“Multi-talented, authentic and quick-witted, Sam is not only the go-to knowledge center for her team, she ensures they learn and grow together.   She is a ray of light embodying empowerment, leadership and collaboration.  I can always rely on her for an all-in attitude, honest feedback and a hearty belly laugh.” 
— Hillary Rosenfeld, Associate Director, Client Services & Implementation, CDP
“Sam’s passion for Public Media and the community is evident in everything she does.  Her fresh ideas, love of all things data related and great sense of humor are a rarity.  Sam goes above and beyond for members, staff and those around her - making authentic connections along the way.  It’s a pleasure working with Sam and seeing her shine.”
— Terri Angeli, Sr., Client Services Manager, CDP     

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Phone: 775.600.0555
Address: 1670 N. Virginia St. • Reno NV 89503