Detroit Public Television President and CEO Rich Homberg announced August 14 that Tom Szczepanski will begin as DPTV’s Chief Operating Officer on September 18.
“With Tom joining the DPTV team, we are even better positioned to tell the story of Detroit – which we believe is, today, the most important city in America,” Homberg said in his announcement. “As university partnerships become more important to us, Tom will be able to use that experience to help build new ‘win-win’ situations.”
Szczepanski comes to DPTV from the University of Michigan, where he has served as Assistant Vice President of Development, Marketing and Annual Giving. His experience also includes consulting the Detroit Medical Center and senior executive roles at global advertising agencies. He began his career at the Detroit Free Press.
“As media continues to evolve quickly, we also need to move at high speed, but do it in a very thoughtful way. Having a COO with a range of the right experience will help the organization through a time of change, helping to ensure that DPTV continues to have a lasting impact in this community, ” said DPTV Board Chair Arthur Horwitz.
Szczepanski is a native of Metro Detroit and graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy.