Vegas PBS General Manager, Tom Axtell, announces his retirement.
Vegas PBS announced today the upcoming retirement of General Manager, Tom Axtell, after over four decades in broadcasting with the last 26 years leading the public television organization. During his tenure at the station, Vegas PBS grew financially, added an array of new services, built a new facility, and embraced the internet and other technologies to further its educational, cultural, civic engagement, and public safety missions. Axtell will continue to serve as general manager through early October. A national search for his successor has begun.
“What a joy this work has been,” said Axtell. “Through the work of the station, I have come to know the people and organizations of Southern Nevada at a deep level and experienced periods of boisterous expansion and profound economic contraction. I have been uplifted by the generosity of our many donors. Our community can be confident that this station will continue to be a beacon of education, information, and entertainment due to the depth of skills and commitment of our staff.
“Donor support is the foundation of our ability to acquire and create quality programming that educates, inspires and uplifts. I have the utmost faith in the Vegas PBS management team to use their over 200 years of broadcasting, education, technology and management experience to keep the ship on course. I will continue to actively advise in any way necessary as the station transitions to a new president and general manager. I will miss Vegas PBS and cherish my time here deeply, and I look forward to being an Industry advisor and active grandfather.”