Eric Hyyppa is the Director and General Manager of KUSM Television, MontanaPBS, in Bozeman, Montana. He has a background in Information Technology, including a BS in Computer Science from Montana State University. He is a PBS veteran, with over 16 years in public broadcasting and over a decade of experience in television production, including work for every major network and many independent companies.
Hyyppa has been member of the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers and the Society of Broadcast Engineers and currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Public Television Stations, the board of directors of the Montana Broadcasters Association, the executive board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association and is co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives.
Locally, Hyyppa serves on the board of the Friends of MontanaPBS, is the co-chair of the Southwest Montana - Leadership Montana Alumni Association, is a member of the Montana Ambassadors, is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Computer Science Department at Montana State University and is the President of the board of directors of Jazz Montana.