KQED announced Wednesday that President and CEO John Boland will retire in September 2019.
The KQED Board of Directors has selected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Michael Isip to succeed Boland and has appointed him to the position of president elect.
Boland has held the position of president and CEO since March 2010. Prior to his tenure as KQED president, Boland served for four years as the first chief content officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Previously he served in several executive positions at KQED for more than a decade.
Boland began his career as a daily newspaper reporter and has worked as a newspaper and magazine editor and publisher.
Isip will serve as president elect and chief operating officer until he takes over for Boland next year. Isip was selected following a national search with the help of an executive recruiting firm.