Brent Mason named KBTC’s manager of individual giving

Thursday, May 9

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2013

Chelsea Lindquist | Communications Specialist | 253.680.7106
Kym Pleger | Director of College Relations | Office: 253.680.7102 Cell: 253.459.5219   

Brent Mason named KBTC's manager of individual giving   

TACOMA, Wash. - KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College, recently announced the appointment of Brent Mason as manager of individual giving, effective May 2. Mason will be responsible for membership, major donor cultivation and planned giving.  

The Federal Way resident has more than 12 years experience in community relations and corporate development. Most recently, Mason worked as the development director at KING FM 98.1 in Seattle. He has also served as development director for Washington Women's Employment and Education, major gifts officer for KPLU, and corporate relations manager for The Zoo Society at Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.  

"Brent has a solid background in major giving, planned giving and development. We are excited to have him join our team. His prior public media experience is a tremendous asset," said interim KBTC General Manager Ed Ulman.  

Mason holds a bachelor's degree from California Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.  

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.  

About KBTC Public Television

As a PBS affiliate, KBTC serves more than 3 million viewers from Southwestern Washington to Southern British Columbia. Bates Technical College has owned and operated KBTC since 1992. In 1980, KBTC launched its satellite station KCKA in Centralia serving the Southern region of the state. KBTC was originally licensed in 1961 to Tacoma Public Schools, broadcasting under the call letters KTPS-TV. For more information, visit, or call 253.680.7700.