Executive Staff

Kitty Lensman – President & Chief Executive Officer


  Primary: 937.220.1600 | Secondary: 513.381.4033

Kitty Lensman is the President/CEO of Public Media COnnect, Inc., the regional corporation formed in May 2009 as a partnership of CET (Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation) and ThinkTV (Greater Dayton Public Television). She is president of the PMC, CET and ThinkTV corporations as well as SOITA.

Kitty has 34 years of experience in public media and has held senior leadership positions at four major market affiliates. She joined the ThinkTV staff in 1999, was promoted to the Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development in 2003, to Station Manager in 2009 and then to Chief Operating Officer in 2014. As Chief Operating Officer, Kitty managed Public Media Connect’s operations, production services, business development and communications.

Prior to ThinkTV, she worked for KPBS in San Diego, Miami Public Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Kitty graduated from San Diego State University’s College of Telecommunications and Film with honors.

In addition to her work in public media, Kitty is an active volunteer with many non-profit events and organizations in both Dayton and Cincinnati. Currently, she is a Board member of Clothes That Work (Dayton), Crayons to Classrooms (Dayton) and a member of the Cincinnati Executive Arts Leadership Group.

Lee Weinel – Chief Financial & Operating Officer


  Primary: 513.381.4033 | Secondary: 937.220.1600

Lee has over 32 years of experience in finance and accounting. Lee joined PMC in January 2015. Prior to joining PMC, he spent 26 years in Public Accounting specializing in financial systems and accounting practices of non-profit organizations. Responsibilities include managing finance, human resources, engineering and information technology. Duties also include overseeing education, programming and production services. Lee is involved in many community organizations, has been a speaker at conferences and is a member of the not-for-profit sections of the American Institute of CPAs and the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Sue Ellen Stuebing – V.P. and Chief Development Officer


  Primary: 513.381.4033 | Secondary: 937.220.1600

Sue Ellen has worked in the non-profit management area for over 30 years. She came to CET in December 2006 to develop Major and Planned Giving. Since 2009, she has managed the Development Departments of both CET and ThinkTV. Sue Ellen has served on the PBS Development Advisory Council, and the Board, and as past President of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council. She is proud to be the recipient of the PBS 2018 C. Scott Elliott Development Professional of the Year.

Colin Scianamblo– Chief Content Officer


  Primary: 513.381.6537 | Secondary: 937.220.1637

Colin is an award-winning television writer/producer/director with over 15 years of experience. He has worked at PMC since 2015 and is honored to serve his communities by bringing quality education, arts and community affairs content to a variety of platforms, wrapped in the tradition and trust of public media. Colin is a graduate of the PBS Digital Immersion Program, a member of the Cincinnati MacDowell Society and a board member of the Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Deb Tschirhart – Senior Director of Education


  Primary: 937.220.1664

Deb Tschirhart started her career in early childhood education. Her focus on educational technology led to her being an educational consultant and then Director of SOITA (Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association), which is a service of Public Media Connect. Deb now serves as Senior Direct of Education, overseeing Education Services, Educational Technology, and Community Engagement initiatives. She holds a BS in Education from Wright State University and an MS in Technology Enhanced Learning from the University of Datyon.