Marta Snarr Bechtol. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.

MADISON – Marta Snarr Bechtol has been named executive director of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, ECB, following a national search.

Bechtol said she is looking forward to the challenges of leading the state agency during a time of great change in the broadcast industry.

“I am honored to serve the people of Wisconsin at ECB,” she said in an ECB news release. “Wisconsin has always been a pioneer in public broadcasting and that will continue.”

Bechtol is an alumna of the University of Utah and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and is enrolled in the Executive Master of Business Administration program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to ECB, she worked as an educator in California, Alaska and Kansas.

About the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board 

The ECB is a state agency that distributes public broadcasting programming across Wisconsin in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ECB builds, maintains, and operates public radio and television transmission facilities, as well as Wisconsin NOAA weather radio transmitters and is designated as the state’s relay for the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and for Amber Alerts.

Photo courtesy Educational Communications Board.