Donald Derheim


Senior Advisory Council Member

Donald Derheim, Chief Executive Officer of SFJAZZ, leads the organization in all phases of its business as it builds on its growth as a jazz presenter, digital leader, and classroom innovator. Don was a media executive at KQED Inc. with a wide-ranging portfolio. He oversaw the strategic and operational excellence of KQED’s NPR and PBS affiliated Radio and Television stations as its Chief Operating Officer.  Don served as Board Secretary of Greater Public, Inc., producer of the largest national conference for public media professionals and served on numerous other industry Boards, committees, and working groups. Before joining KQED Inc. he was the advertising and marketing publicity manager at MTV Networks in New York and on the staff of the international public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. Don is a community Trustee at Grace Cathedral and serves on the President’s Council of