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Alamo Public Telecommunications Council

Board of Directors

The Alamo Public Telecommunications Council, which holds the license for public television station KLRN, is governed by a 32-member board of directors that manages affairs and business of the corporation.

Executive Committee

Board Chair
Seymour Battle, III 

Immediate past chair
Nominating Committee Chair
Linde Murphy
M. E. Allison Co., Inc.

President & CEO
Arthur Rojas Emerson

Sonya T. McDonald

Wendy Erickson
Frost Bank

Member at Large
Edwin Blanton
University of Texas at San Antonio

Member at Large
Michael Fresher
Tobin Center for Performing Arts

Member at Large
Delores Lenzy-Jones
Waterloo Greenway, Austin 

Board Consultant
Stephen Dufilho

Board Members

Nancy Hamner Avellar
Community Volunteer

Ruben Barrera
Langley & Banack, Inc.

Kimberly Boldrick
Reece Bath + Kitchen

Lisa Bombin
UNICO Communications

Marion J. Braggs
CPS Energy

Charles E. Cantu
Of Council, Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza

Michelle Cremar
Capital Group American Funds

Kelli P. Cubeta
Cubeta Law Group

Tyler Fleming
Coldwell Bankers, D’Ann Harper

Kimberly Harle

Barbara Johnson
Broadway Bank

Tuesdaé Knight
Community Volunteer

Hillary Lilly
Nature Conservatory

Robert ‘Mo’ Morehead
MDR Advertising

Harold Oliver
Government Affairs Professional of Texas LLC

Rosanne Palacios
Texas A&M International University-Laredo

Richard Perez
San Antonio Medical Foundation

Marshall K. Pitman
University of Texas at San Antonio

Helenan Polansky 
Community Volunteer

Dr. Pamela S. Ray
Oak Hills Periodontics

Luis de la Torre
Clear Channel Outdoor

Diana Barrios Trevino
Los Barrios Enterprise

Lydia Alegria White
Lydia Alegria Communications

Ex Officio Member

KLRN Community Advisory Board President
Ilna Colemere

Emeritus Members

Jeffrey C. Anderson
Kate Badash
Richard Bothe
J. Russell Davis
Mike Dwyer
Bruce M. Flohr
Barbara Benavides Gentry
Jack Lewis, Jr.
Victor Miramontes
Gregg E. Muenster
Michael Novak
Edward M. Polansky
John M. Saenz

In Memoriam

Joanne Winik
Betty Anderson 
Charles Cheever, Jr.
Sister Elizabeth Anne Sultenfuss 
Alfred C. Vasquez 
Leo Rose
Mary Beth Williamson
W. W. “Bo” McAllister, III
Dr. Leonard E. Lawrence

KLRN Community Advisory Board

Board Chair
Ilna  Colemere 
Retired Educator / Visiting Researcher / Instructional Designer / Visual Artist

Nicolette M. Ardiente 
Sr. Sales Administrator, Visit San Antonio

Mike  Asmus 
Real Estate Agent

Rachel  Brehm 
Director of Marketing and Business Development

Betsy  Cowan 
VP / Chief Program Officer at Barshop JCC of SA

David  DeLuna 

Joann  DeLuna 
Retired Educator / Science Consultant

Dr. Karla  Duran 

Celina  Garza-Alvarez 
Outreach / Communications

Jerry Puente Gonzales 
Retired Army R.N., Active R.N., Educator

Warren  Hague  
Sales Support Coordinator at Capital Group

Sonia L. Jasso  

Dr. Peter  McGanity 
Retired orthopedic surgeorn

Gerald J. Mulvey 
University Professor

Marcie Hernandez Ramsey 
Public Relations Account Supervisor

Donovon J. Rodriguez 
Chief of Staff, Texas House of Representatives

Melanie E. Romero 
Self-employed Photographer / Production Manager

Christopher  Rosas 
CPA, VP of Global Tax and Treasury at Rackspace

Carolyn L. Stapleton 
Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church

Christopher  Villa 
City Council Aide

Dr.  Caprica  Wells 

KLRN Corporate Officers

Arthur Rojas Emerson, President & CEO

Patrick Lopez, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Priscilla Lowrance, Board Secretary

Lauren Esquivel, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Melissa Galvan, Vice President of Education

All staff can be reached at (210) 270-9000 or (800) 627-8193


Meetings of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council Board of Directors and its committees are open to the general public except as noted below.

Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at KLRN's office at 501 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 270-9000. Please note that the meeting schedule below is subject to change – please contact us at to confirm meeting dates and times or for further information. Or go to our Contact Page.

For meetings that will be conducted telephonically, get login information by contacting

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Fiscal Year 2024

Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
Executive Committee

Wednesday, January 10 at noon 
Finance Committee

Tuesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. 
Full Board

Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Zoom meeting
Executive Committee

Tuesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. 
Location at Broadway Bank, 1177 NE Loop 410 
Full Board

Tuesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. 
Executive Committee

Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. 
Full Board

Tuesday, August 20 at 3 p.m. 
Executive Committee

Tuesday, September 24 at 4 p.m.
Full Board 

Open meetings policy

The Full Board meets for regularly scheduled meetings four times a year The Executive Committee meets four times a year. Other committees meet as necessary.

Meetings are held in compliance with Section 396(k)(4) of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, and from time to time closes sessions, also in accordance with the Act, which permits holding closed sessions:

"to consider matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of [Alamo Public Telecommunications Council]. If any such meeting is closed pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph, [Alamo Public Telecommunications Council] shall thereafter (within a reasonable period of time) make available to the public a written statement containing an explanation of the reasons for closing the meeting."


Written statements explaining the reasons for closing meetings of Alamo Public Telecommunications Council Board or its committees will be posted on this website and will be available upon request by writing to:

Alamo Public Telecommunications Council
Corporate Secretary
PO Box 9
San Antonio, TX 78291-0009

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Memorials & Tributes

Your contribution to the KLRN Endowment Fund, Inc., either in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special friend or occasion, is a perpetual gift that will help provide for the future of KLRN public television for generations to come. The principle remains untouched, and only a small percentage of earnings on the principle is distributed to the station.

To make a gift, contact Lauren Esquivel at or call her at (210) 208-8446. You may also call the station at (210) 270-9000 and ask for Lauren.