NETA Consulting

Vision,  Experience,  Integrity


NETA Consulting was established in 2003 to provide executive recruitment and consulting services for public broadcasting licensees and related organizations. In addition to executive recruitment, NETA Consulting provides environmental scans, organizational audits, financial review and budget planning, governance studies, cases for state funding, consulting services, and interim transitional management assistance.

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The Partners

Skip Hinton

Managing Director

Skip Hinton

Managing Director

President of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) ...

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Ronald C. Bornstein

Partner

Ronald C. Bornstein

Partner

Mr. Bornstein has served in leadership positions in public broadcasting and higher education for over 40 years...

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Eric Smith

Partner

Eric Smith

Partner

Mr. Smith has held production and leadership posts in public broadcasting for over 45 years...

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Testimonials
  • Our situation and our search was unique. We needed a CEO that could manage two strong public broadcast entities 90 miles apart. The University of Illinois (WILL AM/FM/TV) and the Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation (WTVP) implemented an agreement to share management in 2013 and we knew hiring a permanent CEO in 2014 would be a challenge. We hit the jackpot with NETA Consulting who helped us conduct a very successful search. We couldn't have asked for better strategic partners.
    - Jan Slater, Dean, College of Media University of Illinois

  • NETA Consulting did a terrific job working with us to find a senior vice president of fundraising. They listened to our needs, worked within our budget, adapted their process to make it easy for us, and most of all, followed up in a timely and thoughtful way. I so enjoyed working with NETA Consulting. We’ll definitely call again for any of our recruiting needs.
    - Dolores Sukhdeo, President and Chief Executive Officer WPBT2 /Miami

  • The Public Television Major Market Group had a unique hiring challenge when we created a full-time executive director position. The NETA Consulting team worked closely with our board to identify what we were looking for in this new leadership role. They then did an outstanding job of describing the opportunity to prospective candidates, recruiting and vetting an excellent list of finalists, and leading us through a well-managed search – providing exceptional service every step of the way. We were very pleased with the process and the outcome!
    - Rick Schneider/WETA for the Public Television Major Market Group

  • NETA Consulting was very helpful in recruiting a strong pool of candidates for our director of development position. They did a great job of helping us get the word out in the right places and researching candidates that were suitable for our station.
    Finally, they customized their service and price to fit our needs.
    - Aaron Pruitt, Associate General Manager and Director of Content Montana PBS

  • A big “THANKS” to the NETA Consulting team. You never disappointed me. You were fully engaged from the moment OETA sought your help in developing a new plan—gathering community/stakeholder input through Community Listening Sessions, the Online Survey, conversations with legislators, and the delivery of the final draft of our strategic plan, mission, vision, values and presentation to our boards. OETA is on a better path to a secure future because of you, our NETA consultants. Thank you!
    - Dan Schiedel, Executive Director OETA, the Oklahoma Network

  • NETA Consulting did an outstanding job working closely with our team to analyze our operations and research system best practices in key areas, which informed a major reorganization. This helped WOSU become a merged radio, TV, and digital media operation, which has truly transformed our organization. NETA Consulting also conducted a nationwide search that resulted in the hiring of our COO. The NETA team’s services have been invaluable to us.
    - Tom Rieland, General Manager WOSU Public Media/Columbus

  • NETA Consulting has proved invaluable to the University of Utah in our recent hire of a new general manager for KUED/Salt Lake City. The breadth and depth of their experience, insight, and connections were exactly what we needed to conduct a thorough and successful search for this key position. I highly recommend them to others who may be searching for senior leadership at their stations.
    - Fred Esplin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement University of Utah/Salt Lake City

  • Eric Smith provided our search team with a multi-tiered process that took into account every aspect of finding the right candidate for the right job. The level of detail was unmatched. When our committee made its decision, we were very confident we had made the right one. It has been 9 months and the board of directors, the community and most importantly the staff of our station is very pleased with Greg Giczi as our president and general manager.
    - Ida Watson, Board Chair WNIT/South Bend

  • Ron Bornstein is the absolute best. Before he begins a search, Ron takes the time to thoroughly understand his client's needs and intentions by scheduling a series of meetings with principles as well as numerous staff members. Ron came away from these meetings with a clear understanding of our station’s mission; the philosophy behind our numerous programming decisions; a clear idea of the type of individual who would work well with existing staff and at the same time bring new and innovative approaches to our daily business.

    Through this tremendous amount of due diligence, Ron provides his clients with a highly customized search. This was clearly evident from the caliber of the individuals who made it to the final interview round. Ron presented us with a slate of highly competent candidates and we will remain grateful to Ron and his colleagues for their excellent level of service.
    - Sharon Rockefeller, President & CEO WETA/Arlington