Leadership/Boards

President & CEO

David McGowan joined WJCT in January of 2018. McGowan brings more than twenty years of senior executive management to WJCT, successfully leading a variety of leading media and digital businesses. He has served in senior executive roles for several cable and telecoms companies in Europe, including most recently as CEO of Invitel, a major media and telecoms company based in Hungary.

Prior to his work leading digital platforms, David held senior positions at top news organizations including Senior Vice President of news and public affairs programming and production for WETA in Washington, DC, and Head of Media Development for Time Magazine. Programs under his supervision have won major American awards in broadcasting, including Emmys, Peabody Awards, and the Du-Pont-Columbia Journalism Award. He has served on the boards of several companies and nonprofits, and is a graduate of Yale University.


WJCT's Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets bimonthly at 4pm in the WJCT Board Room.

Meetings may move into executive session as needed. At that time, all attendees except Board of Trustees members and/or those deemed necessary for the discussion at hand will be asked to leave the meeting.

BOT 2020 & 2021 Meeting Dates:
  • November 19, 2020
  • January 28, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • July 29, 2021
  • September 30, 2021 (Annual Meeting)
Executive & Finance Combined Committee
  • October 15, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • February 18, 2021
  • April 4, 2021
  • June 17, 2021
  • August 19, 2021
Finance Committee
  • November 12, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • March 18, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • July 22, 2021
  • September 23, 2021

Note: Due to the Coronavirus emergency, WJCT’s Board of Trustees meetings through at least January 2021 will be conducted electronically only. If you seek access to this meeting under our open meetings policy, please send an email to Carlos Semidei at csemidei@wjct.org.

  • Matt Rapp
    Chair
  • Melody Shacter
    Immediate Past Chair
  • Eric Bilik
    Treasurer
  • David McGowan
    President & CEO

WJCT's Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets in December, March, June, and September at 4:30 p.m. in the WJCT Community Room.
CAB 2019 & 2020 Meeting Dates

  • December 2, 2020
  • March 3, 2021
  • June 2, 2021
  • September 1, 2021

Note: Due to the Coronavirus emergency, WJCT’s Community Advisory Board meetings through at least January 2021 will be conducted electronically only. If you seek access to this meeting under our open meetings policy, please send an email to Carlos Semidei at csemidei@wjct.org.

  • Wally Conway
    Chair
  • TBD
    Vice Chair

For more information about WJCT’s Board of Trustees or the WJCT Community Advisory Board, please contact:

David McGowan, President & CEO
WJCT, Inc.
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 358-6303.
E-mail: dmcgowan@wjct.org


WJCT Senior Staff

David McGowan
President & CEO
dmcgowan@wjct.org

Geri Cirillo
Senior Vice President of Development
gcirillo@wjct.org

Tony Alicea
Vice President & COO of JCT Services
talicea@jct-noc.com

Valerie Strickland-Smith
Vice President of Adminstration & Human Resources
vsmith@wjct.org