Vermont PBS Senior Staff

Contact staff, ask a question or make a comment about any Vermont PBS matter.

Holly Groschner

President & CEO

In addition to a background in law and corporate management, Holly draws upon a wealth of experience in the communications industry, including General Counsel for the Vermont Telecommunications Authority, working to improve public access to broadband and cell phone services across the state. Other work experience includes operations at Crown Castle International, where she worked with the communications tower industry to develop commercial terms and compliance standards for new technology. She has also worked as a partner with the Vermont law firm, Downs, Rachlin & Martin, P.C., specializing in telecommunications.

Holly is a founder of the Womens’ Wireless Leadership Forum and a graduate of Vermont Law School. A resident of Coriinth, she is also a trustee of the Vermont Arts Council, chaired Corinth’s Planning Commission, and has served on the Vermont Historic Preservation Advisory Council.

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Check out the vlog Talkin' Vermont with Holly.


Rob Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer

Rob has held several positions in the business office at Vermont PBS since 1996. He is responsible for the administrative functions of the station including accounting and finance, legal, benefits, payroll, and human resources. Rob holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and in Business Management from Champlain College.

Contact Rob Cunningham






George Hauenstein

Chief Development Officer

George leads the department responsible for raising funds from individual and corporate contributors, who are the source of most of Vermont PBS's operating revenue. Before coming to us in 2010, he had 28 years' experience raising funds for public broadcasting stations, most recently at WILL/Illinois Public Media. In 2009, he and his staff received two PBS Development Awards, including the PBS Overall Excellence in Development Award, the highest development award given by PBS. For two decades before joining WILL, he held development positions at WGBH Boston.

Since joining Vermont PBS, George has guided the network through fundraising campaigns, partnerships with local banks to help Vermont Foodbank and local disaster relief agencies. Development presents special events throughout the region, including British comedy events, Family Days and the first Murder Mystery Weekend. He is a graduate of Boston College.
Contact George Hauenstein



Joe Merone

Senior Executive Producer

Dedicated to public broadcasting, Joe has done just about everything at Vermont PBS in production and management – production technician, staff director, producer, and executive producer. He’s produced magazine-style programs, sports, news and public affairs, and documentaries for both Vermont PBS and national distribution, as well as those important staples of public television – pledge events and live TV auctions. He’s been nominated for multiple EMMY awards, and was a contributing producer on Vermont PBS productions that have won EMMYs in numerous categories.

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