Board Member

James Steinbach

James retired as Director of PBS Wisconsin in 2014. As Director, he was responsible for the overall leadership of that 6-station television network. Prior to that, he was Director of Programming and Production for PBS Wisconsin, responsible for the creation and delivery of a wide range of services throughout the state. He was a principal architect of the network’s conversion to digital media production and distribution and was involved in public television for more than 40 years, working in virtually every aspect of production and programming.

Under his direction, PBS Wisconsin received numerous honors, including three DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple Emmy awards, and awards from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the National Association of Broadcasters, and others. He has served on advisory panels for a variety of organizations including CPB, PBS, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and others.

He is a regular volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, and chair of their development committee. He is also President of the Tamarack Trails Community Services Board of Directors. He and his wife have 4 children, living in 3 countries, which provides ample opportunity for travel. They share a home with Moki, the world’s best small brown dog.