David Rotterman Obituary, Death – We are breaking the news to you with sorrowful hearts about the unexpected demise of David Rotterman.
who had just been appointed CEO and President of our company. David left an unforgettable imprint not just on our organization but also on the communities that we work hard to serve throughout his brief tenure here at PBS Western Reserve.
During this time of tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We are thankful for the influence David has had on PBS Western Reserve, and we commit to moving forward with our work in a way that honors and carries on his legacy. David Rotterman, newly appointed president and CEO of PBS Western Reserve,
died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 9, of unknown causes. He was 59. Rotterman was announced as the new leader of the organization on June 30 and his first day was July 17. The last day for Trina Cutter, retiring president and CEO, is scheduled to be Aug. 31. Jeffery Good, chief education
technology officer, will serve as interim general manager. He has served as a senior staff member of PBS Western Reserve for 17 years. “We are stunned,” Cutter said. “Dave had quickly integrated himself into the PBS Western Reserve family
with his kindness and sincerity, and we have lost a future of infinite possibilities with him at the helm. W are saddened by the loss. We are most fortunate to have a person with Jeff’s vast knowledge of PBS Western Reserve’s internal operations to step in.”
“We were all saddened to hear the news about Dave and extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Dawn, and two daughters,” said Romona Davis, chairwoman of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, the corporate name for PBS Western Reserve.
“While moving forward will be difficult, the board members are confident that the team in place will continue to fulfill PBS Western Reserve’s mission.” Rotterman, an Ohio native and former senior executive at Buffalo Toronto Public Media (BTPM).
held several positions during his 23 years there and most recently served as senior vice president–chief content officer. Before joining BTPM, Rotterman was producer-director and senior producer for 11 years at KYNE TV, a part of he Nebraska ETV Network in Omaha.