Lamke named new GM at Pioneer
The Pioneer PBA board of directors is excited to announce the agreement of employment with Sherece (Shari) Lamke as the regional public television station's new president and general manager. After an extensive national search involving dozens of applicants, the board chose Lamke who has more than 38 years of experience working at Twin Cities PBS.
Lamke will begin her new position on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, nearly a year after former general manager Les Heen resigned from the position to become a government affairs specialist at the Libby Law Firm in St. Paul.
Lamke was raised in the Brainerd lakes area before starting her career at Twin Cities PBS, where she worked in both technical and creative leadership positions. Her focus and passion in building the partnerships that launched the MN Channel and in telling the under-told stories of communities is what attracted her to Pioneer PBS.
"I am truly honored to be chosen to join the great board and the incredibly talented staff at Pioneer PBS as the president and general manager," Lamke said. "I am excited to get started building upon the legacy of Pioneer PBS in sharing the stories of western and southwestern Minnesotans who I am thrilled to serve."