May 24, 2011

Maryland Public Television selects its c.o.o., Larry Unger, as new president

Larry Unger, Maryland Public Television's current chief operating officer, has been named its new president. He'll take the helm on June 30, when current President Robert Shuman retires after a 15-year tenure. Unger joined the station in 1997. Before coming to pubTV, he spent 11 years as executive vice president and group executive for the Bank of Baltimore. Unger also served for more than five years as an officer of public TV’s Major Market Group, an organization of the industry’s top 30 stations, and was instrumental in MPT's digital transition. “The elevation of Larry Unger to the No. 1 spot at MPT resulted from an extensive nationwide search over the course of several months,'' Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission Chairman Edward Kaplan said in a statement. "While the pool of finalists was an impressive one, Larry’s credentials in the Maryland business community and in public television were second to none." Unger will be the fifth president in MPT's 41-year history.

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