Jerry Franklin, President & CEO
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Jerry Franklin, the president and chief executive officer of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. , has over 36 years of experience in mass media and the broadcasting industry. Franklin was appointed to his current position at the Hartford-based broadcasting company in 1985.
Under Franklin’s leadership, CPTV has won two National Daytime Emmy Awards, 98 Regional Emmy Awards, 410 Regional Emmy Award nominations, seven CINE Golden Eagle Awards and one Gracie Allen Award. Connecticut Public Radio has earned two George Foster Peabody Awards, five Ohio State Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards, and more than 60 Associated Press Awards, including eight Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence. Prior to joining Connecticut Public, Franklin served as general manager of WGBY-TV for the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 2013, the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Franklin with a Silver Circle Award, a special recognition for television professionals who have made significant contributions to their community, the television industry, and to individuals training for careers in the field of television. In 2014, Franklin was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and the Hartford Business Journal gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to the most noted and successful leaders within their company, industry or community.
Franklin married his high school sweetheart, Ida, over 40 years ago. They live in Farmington, Connecticut, where his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter also live.
Phone: (860) 275-7220
Meg Sakellarides, Chief Financial Officer
Meg Sakellarides, Chief Financial Officer of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc, the parent company of Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Public Radio, has over three decades of financial management and business experience, with for-profit financial services organizations and non-profit educational institutions. A 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. degree in Accounting, Ms. Sakellarides is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Connecticut and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Sakellarides spent seven years with Deloitte, in audit services for corporate, banking, and not-for-profit clients. Clients included TD Bank and the City of Hartford. She then spent five years at CIGNA Corporation, responsible for human resource development and training for the Financial Executive Development Program, one of the country’s most prestigious financial and executive leadership programs. She also led and managed the customer service and financial operations of the Reinsurance Division.
Sakellarides has been with Connecticut Public for over two decades. As Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for all financial, administrative, legal and compliance matters. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is a $18 million operation with three television stations, five radio stations, and a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary. She is a Board member of several non-profit organizations, including the Connecticut Women’s Council and the Learning Corridor, Inc. She is also active in the local arts community, recreational sports, and religious ministry. Sakellarides resides in East Haddam, Connecticut with her husband, Scott Mokoski.
Phone: (860) 275-7350