Derheim exiting KQED to join SFJAZZ nonprofit

By Dru Sefton

Don Derheim, c.o.o. of KQED, is leaving next month after more than two decades at the San Francisco pubcaster, President John Boland told staff in a Nov. 6 email.

Derheim will become c.e.o. of SFJAZZ, Boland said, “the largest nonprofit presenter of jazz in the western United States with a spectacular new home in the performing arts district of San Francisco.”

Boland added that SFJAZZ will be “a wonderful partner with KQED Arts.”

Derheim will remain at KQED through Dec. 6, Boland said.

In addition to his duties at the station, Derheim has also served as board secretary for Greater Public (formerly DEI), a public radio consultancy based in Minneapolis, since 2010. Prior to his KQED tenure, Derheim was advertising and marketing publicity manager at MTV Networks in New York City.

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