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Thomas DeVesto joins WGBH Board of Overseers

Thomas DeVesto joins WGBH Board of Overseers Thomas J. DeVesto has been elected to WGBH’s Board of Overseers, President Jon Abbott announced today. The founder, chairman and CEO of Tivoli Audio LLC, DeVesto will serve a three-year term on the board, which works to strengthen and promote public appreciation for WGBH’s mission while providing resources and strategic counsel in specialized areas of need. “We are delighted to welcome Tom DeVesto to WGBH’s Board of Overseers,” Abbott said. ”His long history of pioneering innovative strategies for manufacturing and marketing new media technologies will be invaluable as WGBH expands our efforts to use multimedia digital platforms to reach new audiences and fulfill our public service mission.” Prior to founding Tivoli Audio in 2000, DeVesto was the co-founder, president and CEO of Cambridge SoundWorks, a company he started with Henry Kloss in 1988 and later brought public. He previously served as a consultant to ITT Corporation, and as senior vice president of sales and marketing with Kloss Corporation. From 1976 to 1978, he held various sales management positions in the international and domestic divisions of Advent Corporation, a major manufacturer of stereo components and large-screen TVs. In addition to serving as chairman of Tivoli Audio’s board, DeVesto also serves on the board of the Cotuit Center for the Arts. About WGBH WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster, producing such celebrated national PBS series as Masterpiece Theatre, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, Arthur and more than a dozen other award-winning primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. Boston’s last remaining independent TV station, WGBH’s local TV productions (among them, Greater Boston, Basic Black and La Plaza), focus on the region’s diverse community, while WGBH 89.7 FM is Boston’s NPR Arts & Culture station, offering a rich menu of classical, jazz, blues, news programming and more. WGBH is the leading producer of online content for pbs.org—one of the most-visited dot-org sites on the Internet—a major producer for public radio and a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible for people with disabilities. For its efforts, WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors, including Oscars, Emmys, Peabodys and duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards. Visit WGBH on the Web at www.wgbh.org. ###