Since 1995, Milton C. Clipper Jr. has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA).
PBA includes WABE 90.1 FM, your home for the classics and NPR news, and PBA/30, Atlanta’s PBS station. PBA also includes PBA ONLINE at pba.org and its educational cable channel APS 22.
He is the Board Chair for the Dr. Ben Carson Scholars Fund in Atlanta, as well as a board member for the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Consumer Credit Counseling , Midtown Alliance and Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University. He has also served on the boards the Atlanta Red Cross, Atlanta Junior Golf Association, Outreach Inc., and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Atlanta College of Art and the Board of Directors for Leadership Atlanta.
His successes with PBA include tripling the stations’ revenue, while eliminating the $1 million annual budget allocation from its licensee, the Atlanta Public Schools. He increased membership from 13,000 to 40,000 members, including a 25 percent increase in the African American membership. Additionally, community, corporate and governmental partnerships were forged to create service oriented relationships and to develop an increased awareness of PBA’s presence in Atlanta.
Mr. Clipper attended Montgomery College and The Corcoran School of Art, majoring in Visual Communications. He is married to Paulette Parker Clipper and has two daughters. He is an avid golfer and enjoys skiing. He is a bibliophile, and art collector, and continues to dabble in his first love of art.