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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
Linde Murphy
Argent Financial Group

Immediate past chair
Stephen Dufilho

Arthur Rojas Emerson

Seymour Battle, III 

Wendy Erickson
Frost Bank

Nominating Committee Chair
Carissa O’Connor
Community Volunteer

Edwin Blanton
Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Member at Large
Michael Fresher 
Tobin Center for Performing Arts

Member at Large
Delores Lenzy-Jones 
Waterloo Greenway, Austin

Board Members

Pablo Arenaz
Texas A&M International University-Laredo

Marion J. Braggs
CPS Energy

Lisa Bombin
UNICO Communications

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

Kelli P. Cubeta
Cubeta Law Group

Tyler Fleming
National Roofing Partners

Kimberly Harle

Barbara Johnson
Broadway Bank

Tuesdaé Knight
SAGE (San Antonio Growth on the Eastside)

John LaField
Jefferson Bank

Hillary Lilly
San Antonio Independent School District

Sonya T. McDonald

Robert "Mo" Morehead
MDR Advertising

Harold Oliver
Government Affairs Professional of Texas LLC

Marshall K. Pitman
University of Texas at San Antonio

Edward M. Polansky 
Polansky Investments, Inc.

Pamela S. Ray

Diana Barrios Trevino

Emeritus Members

Joanne Winik (dec)
Betty Anderson (dec)
Jeffrey C. Anderson
Kate Badash
Richard Bothe
Charles Cheever
J. Russell Davis
Mike Dwyer
Bruce M. Flohr
Barbara Benavides Gentry
Dr. Leonard E. Lawrence
Jack Lewis, Jr.
W. W. “Bo” McAllister, III
Victor Miramontes
Gregg E. Muenster
Michael Novak
Edward M. Polansky
Leo Rose
John M. Saenz
Sr. Eliz Anne Sultenfuss (dec)
Alfred C. Vasquez (dec)
Charles Martin Wender
Mary Beth Williamson

KLRN Community Advisory Board

Community Advisory Board Chair
Michelle Cremar-Rodriguez
Sales Support Coordinator, Capital Group American Funds

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

Phil Bohlender
Business Owner, Seed and Lead

Anna Chowdhury
Major Gift Officer, Texas State University

Ilna Colemere
Retired Educator, Visiting Researcher, Instructional Designer, Visual Artist

Jay C. Collins
Medical Practice Administrator

Linda Corkill
Self-employed (formerly VP w/San Antonio Chamber of Commerce)

Karen J. Davis
Community Volunteer

Dr. Karla Duran

Celina Garza-Alvarez

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

Miki Jocelyn Hodgson
Director of Special Events, St. Mary's University

Dr. Sonia L. Jasso

Olga Garza Kauffman
Health Coordinator

Will Maney
Information Technology, USAA

Judy Mangus

Dr. Peter McGanity
Retired orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Gerald J. Mulvey
University Professor

Rosanne Palacios
Vice President of Advancement, TAMIU

Merribell Parsons
Retired, Columbus Museum of Art Director, SAMA Curator of European Art

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, Rackspace

Mary Frances McGowan Russell
Self-employed, dietitian

Caroline Stapleton
Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church

Fernando "Sam" Sepulveda
Retired Construction Manager and Community Volunteer

Mary Styblo
Retired R.N.

Christopher Villa
City Council Aide

Melissa Vela-Williamson
Public Relations Consultant & Owner of MVW Communications

Board of Directors Emeritus Members

Joanne Winik 
Betty Anderson 
Jeffrey C. Anderson
Kate Badash
Richard Bothe
Charles Cheever
J. Russell Davis
Mike Dwyer 
Bruce M. Flohr
Barbara Benavides Gentry
Dr. Leonard E. Lawrence
Jack Lewis, Jr.
W. W. “Bo” McAllister, III
Victor Miramontes
Gregg E. Muenster
Michael Novak
Edward M. Polansky
Leo Rose
John M. Saenz 
Sr. Eliz Anne Sultenfuss 
Alfred C. Vasquez 
Charles Martin Wender
Mary Beth Williamson

KLRN Corporate Officers

Arthur Rojas Emerson, President & CEO

Patrick Lopez, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Priscilla Lowrance, Board Secretary

Peter Gonzalez, Vice President of Engineering

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 2022

Thursday, November 18 at 3 p.m. 
Executive Committee

Thursday, January 20 at 4 p.m.
Full Board

Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
Executive Committee

Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
Full Board

Thursday, May 5 at 3 p.m. 
Executive Committee

Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
Full Board

Thursday, August 11 at 3 p.m. 
Executive Committee

Thursday, September 22 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

KLRN is PBS. No one else does what we do.

We get kids ready to learn and we give you opportunities to explore the world around you. We are America’s largest classroom, we turn your living room into the nation’s largest stage for the arts, and we provide a trusted window to the world—and have for over 50 years. Spend some time with us.

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.