WETA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced that David C. Purvis has been named Chief Financial Officer of WETA, heading financial operations for the region’s flagship public broadcaster. When he takes the post on November 13, 2018, Purvis will report to Rockefeller and work closely with Chief Operating Officer Jason R. Daisey, the WETA Board of Trustees, and the WETA Executive Management Team. Purvis, who will also have the title Senior Vice President, will oversee the Finance, Accounting, Building Services, and Information Technology departments while providing executive level fiscal and operational counsel for the organization. He will also serve as Treasurer for both WETA and NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., that produces PBS NewsHour.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.