Jason Gastwirth and Steve Seroka Join Southern Nevada Public Television Board of Directors
LAS VEGAS – Vegas PBS announced today that President of Entertainment at Caesars Entertainment Jason Gastwirth and Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Seroka have been elected to join the Board of Directors of Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT). Both were ratified by the full board following the vote.
Jason Gastwirth is president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment where he is responsible for the programming strategy and operations of the company’s 40-plus venues. Previously, Gastwirth served as chief marketing officer of the Palms Casino Resort and vice president of casino marketing and corporate entertainment at Las Vegas Sands Corp. Gastwirth earned his bachelor’s degree in government with honors from Harvard University and his MBA at Stanford University. Gastwirth was recognized as “40 Under 40” by Vegas Inc. magazine in 2012. He serves on the America Cancer Society’s Southern Nevada Leadership Board and gala organizing committee for the Tyler Robinson Foundation.
Councilman Steve Seroka was elected to represent Ward 2 of Las Vegas in the June 2017 municipal election. Seroka is a retired, highly-decorated 30-year U.S. Airforce fighter pilot, strategist and commander. His final assignment for the Air Force was chief of staff at the Nellis Air Force Base Warfare Center. Seroka serves as president of the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance, director for the World Affairs Council, an Advisory Council member of the United Service Office, Nevada advisor of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, national security expert for Operation Free, commissioner for the North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission and public outreach coordinator for the Nevada Veterans Council.
“The SNPT board members are pleased to welcome Jason Gastwirth and Councilman Steve Seroka,” said Vegas PBS General Manager and Executive Director of SNPT Tom Axtell. “Jason and Steve’s expertise and commitment to our community make them important and valuable additions to the board.”
The mission of SNPT is to secure financial and volunteer support for production and promotion partnerships that magnify the community impact of Vegas PBS. SNPT and Vegas PBS seek to improve people’s lives by creating and distributing media content that improves health and education, strengthens community institutions, provides universal access to the arts and fosters civic engagement and a sense of place.
Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT) was originally founded in 1971 by Charlotte Hill as Friends of Channel 10. Its mission is to provide financial, promotional, governmental and volunteer support for Vegas PBS.
Friends of Channel 10 recruited volunteers for pledge drives, conducted special fund-raising events, provided information to policy makers, applied for grants, assisted with business operations of online adult education and managed endowment funds for public television.
In 1999, Friends of Channel 10 restructured the board to assist KLVX-TV / Vegas PBS with the federally mandated conversion to digital television. The board was renamed Southern Nevada Public Television and restructured to include several councils with up to twenty members each. Today, Bill Curran, Senior Council at Ballard Spahr, LLP., serves as President of the board and Tom Axtell, General Manager of Vegas PBS, serves as Executive Director.
About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.
Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.
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