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CATV Appoints Samantha Davidson Green as Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, CATV is pleased to announce that Samantha Davidson Green will lead the institution as its new Executive Director, taking the reins from former Executive Director Donna Girot who has relocated to California to lead Access Sacramento, the community’s public access station.  Green will officially join CATV on April 26, 2021.

Davidson Green brings to CATV her extensive background in independent filmmaking, public television program development, teaching in the classroom at the middle school, high school and college level and as a director and producer in the performing arts in the Upper Valley. Peggy Allen, CATV Board Chair, states: “We're excited about Samantha's joining CATV. Her leadership skills, commitment to community and enthusiasm for helping people of all ages and background engage with CATV is most welcome.”

CATV is very excited to welcome Samantha, who impressed the Board with her energy and passion, commitment to community arts and to fostering community connections and her deep understanding of how film can help to knit communities together.  She states, “I believe the stories we tell shape our reality.   I am inspired by CATV’s mission to put the storytelling tools in the hands of the public and deliver platforms for their voices to be heard.   I believe our democracy depends upon the healthy functioning of local government, made possible by such transparency as CATV provides.   I find strong core alignment of CATV’s mission with my life’s work and experience.   I cherish the Upper Valley and our culture of participation in local government, with multi-generational family roots here and the perspective of having lived “away” to know what is special about this place.   I am also acutely aware of the challenges our communities are facing and how we need to grow – to tell new stories about who we are and renew our civil discourse.  I perceive the critical role CATV plays in serving these values, and I am beginning to glimpse how it could evolve in response to our changing media landscape and culture.” 

CATV’s aim is develop programming that is unique to this region, share vital government information with residents and to equip the public with the skills and the tools they need to create their own productions. The organization does that through a range of exciting programming available to all ages and abilities. Green is moving into a leadership role at CATV at a vibrant time with an opportunity to transform the organization. " I am excited by the possibility of bringing my strengths in forging connections with others, building teams to achieve shared visions, and leading the work of transformation to CATV’s next chapter.” 

Davidson Green earned her B.A. from Stanford University, her M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Mississippi and her M.F.A. in Film Directing and Production at UCLA.

About CATV:
Community Access Television, (CATV), serves the towns of Hartford, Hartland and Norwich, Vermont and Hanover, New Hampshire. CATV allows us to debate local issues, showcase artistic expression and celebrate school and community happenings. CATV is a community building organization that enables open public dialogue and government transparency by providing access to the expanding world of media.

Posted on: April 9, 2021
Topics: Staff Changes | Something New

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