TRENTON – Former Gov. Tom Kean has been elected to the board of trustees for Public Media NJ Inc., operator of NJTV, which took over New Jersey Network this month.
“I’m extremely pleased to be joining the board of trustees of PMNJ,” said Kean in a release. “I think it’s important to support public media in New
Jersey, to keep the network thriving and serving the citizens of the entire state. I’m looking forward to taking a leadership role in guiding PMNJ and the renamed New Jersey public television network, NJTV, as it grows and prospers.”
Kean, who was elected governor in 1981, and served until 1990, brings a wealth of experience to the position. After leaving the governor’s office, Kean served for 15 years as president of Drew University for 15 years.
In 2002, Kean, along with former Indiana Sen. Lee Hamilton, chaired the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorists Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the 9/11 Commission. He is Chairman of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is Co-Chair of the National Security Preparedness Group.
Neal Shapiro, chairman of PMNJ’s trustees board, welcomed Kean’s service.
“It is a great honor and privilege to welcome Gov. Kean, one of New Jersey’s and the nation’s most respected elder statesmen, to the Board of PMNJ,” he said. “With his many years of experience in public service and in education in the state, I know he will be an invaluable asset to Public Media NJ, Inc. and to the programming and services provided by NJTV.”
Other board members include Anthony Bastardi, Thomas Bracken, Dennis Bone, Josh Weston, and Elizabeth Thomas.