Chad Davis

 

Assistant General Manager, Emerging Media at NET, Nebraska's PBS & NPR Stations

Chad Davis is a content and technology professional with expertise in: content strategy; digital strategy; content creation, curation and review; non-profit management; strategic planning and foresight; partnership and collaboration development; marketing; and basic fundraising experience. He has developed and deployed a variety content and digital strategies for traditional broadcast media, the environmental social network Planet Forward, the independent film Red Clay, the technology forecasting website TechCast Global and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Most recently, Chad was hired by NET, Nebraska's PBS and NPR station, as their Assistant General Manager - Digital & Multimedia. In this role, he advocates for a digital perspective on strategic issues confronting the company, as well as a multimedia approach to ideating and creating content. Under his direction, the D&M team has: launched PaleoSleuths.org and NebraskaStories.org; begun creating 360 video content (see links below); launched NET's first AppleTV, CarPlay, GoogleHome and Alexa apps; guided the launch of NET's first podcast original (PlainStoryPodcast.org); facilitated the launch of Midwest Food Stories on PBSFood; and developed a robust pipeline of video, audio and software content. 

Chad has served as senior staff at both institutional and start-up organizations, and the through-lines in his 20-year career are 'content' and 'technology.' Working off and on with a variety of public media companies over more than 15 years, Chad has also worked in the field of online social networking as well as in web/app design and development. 

Outside of work, Chad enjoys reading about music, history, philosophy, and (especially) technology. He was NET Nebraska's first Part 107-licensed drone pilot and he's also a huge fan of British post-punk music.