Monday, September 14, 2015

Debra Hall Promoted to Director of Development

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (September 14, 2015) – WSBE Rhode Island PBS President David W. Piccerelli announced the promotion of Debra Hall to Director of Development.

In her new role, Ms. Hall will steward a comprehensive strategic fund raising plan, with an emphasis on cultivating major and planned gifts, to support the mission and goals of WSBE Rhode Island PBS. 

"I'm happy to welcome Debby to senior management. As a valued member of the development team for more than four years, she has demonstrated consistent commitment to Rhode Island PBS and our mission to serve the community. Her knowledge of philanthropy and her ability to lead by example make her a persuasive advocate and effective leader for local public broadcasting."

Ms. Hall joined Rhode Island PBS in 2011 as an underwriting account executive. She was promoted to Director of Corporate Relations in 2012. Before joining Rhode Island PBS, Ms. Hall operated a scheduling business serving the financial services industry, and was Vice President, Key Account Manager at Putnam Mutual Funds in Boston. A resident of Barrington, Ms. Hall graduated cum laude from Tufts University.

Debra Hall can be contacted by telephone at 401-222-3636, extension 339, or by email at dhall at

WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-TV delivers content on three channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), Learn (digital 36.2), and Spanish-language content on Vme (36.3). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit

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updated 10-8-2015