Shae Hopkins
Executive Director & CEO, Kentucky Educational Television (KET)

Shae Hopkins is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of KET, Kentucky Educational Television, the only statewide broadcast and multimedia network in Kentucky.  KET is a national leader in local content and educational resource production, including early childhood, P-16, teacher professional development, adult education and adult literacy. 

A 30-year veteran of KET, Hopkins previously served in progressive management positions within KET including Deputy Executive Director, where she was responsible for day-to-day operations and oversaw the development of a wide range of content and production, as well as the network’s digital transition for production and distribution systems.  Hopkins also previously led KET’s private fundraising for more than a decade and was the founding president of the Commonwealth Fund for KET.  She has been recognized with various industry awards including the National Advocacy Award from the Association of Public Television Stations. 

Hopkins was appointed to board of the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies Board of Directors (better known as Digital Promise) by U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  She also serves on the PBS Board of Directors, National Educational Telecommunications Association, Organization of State Broadcast Executives Board, and the Kentucky Blood Center Board of Directors.