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William Carignan

VP, Controller

Senior Staff

Bill Carignan is the VP and Controller responsible for financial statements, audits, budgets, forecasts, financial operations, payroll, internal controls, and external compliance. Bill has over 18 years of public media experience, holding multiple financial and accounting positions at the station. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in finance from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in accounting from Baker College.

Bill began his public media career as an accountant responsible for licensing and royalties related to Detroit PBS Media’s record label supplying pledge programs and premiums across the PBS system. He soon had responsibilities in the general ledger, AR, AP, cash flow, and financial statements and was promoted to senior accountant. As he began taking on more responsibility for processes, budgets, financial statements, compliance, supervising, and training of staff, he was promoted to general accounting manager. Bill currently serves on the board of directors of the Public Media Business Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the efficiency, effectiveness, and economics of public media.


Ed Moore