Jon McTaggart, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jon McTaggart is chief executive officer of American Public Media Group, the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media and The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, Classical South Florida in Miami.
McTaggart has been deeply involved in the growth of APMG since 1983, beginning as an MPR station manager in Bemidji and serving in multiple capacities since then including general manager, vice president of business development, senior vice president for new media, senior vice president of content and media, and chief operating officer.
In addition to his tenure at APMG, McTaggart has led strategic planning, communications, fundraising and business development as executive director of a hospital foundation in Reading, Pennsylvania, and advancement and external relations as vice president of a liberal arts university in Riverside, California.
McTaggart holds a bachelor's in communications and journalism from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, and a Masters in Public Administration from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He serves on several organizational boards, including Second Harvest Heartland, Bemidji State University Foundation and National Public Radio. He and his wife Debra live in Maplewood, Minnesota, and have two daughters and a granddaughter.
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Sylvia Strobel, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Sylvia Strobel is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. Strobel works closely with the president and other members of the executive management group in setting the strategic direction for the organization. She is responsible for the APM Group's overall legal strategy, including transactions, compliance, intellectual property and ethics. She is responsible for the organization's public policy initiatives and contacts with elected officials and community influencers.
Strobel has worked in the public media industry for nearly twenty-five years as an executive and as counsel, including positions at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Twin Cities Public Television and the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. Strobel received a BA from St. Olaf College, a JD from William Mitchell College of Law, and a MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She sits on numerous boards and commissions, including the FCC's Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age and the Board of Directors of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Strobel and her husband live in St. Paul and are the parents of two children.
David Kansas, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, American Public Media
Dave Kansas is senior vice president and chief operating officer for American Public Media (APM), overseeing the operations of APM's station network, national programming, music and news operations.
Prior to joining APM, Kansas worked at The Wall Street Journal serving as chief markets commentator in New York, having previously served as the European markets editor based in London.
Kansas held several roles at The Wall Street Journal, including editor of the Money & Investing Group (2003-2007). In that role, he oversaw coverage of Wall Street, banking, finance, investing, hedge funds, financial markets and insurance. Kansas also served as the deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online (2001-2003) and as a reporter covering Wall Street, investing and finance.
Kansas is the author of four investing books, the most recent being The Wall Street Journal Guide to the New Rules of Personal Finance. His book, The Wall Street Journal Guide to the End of Wall Street as We Know It was published in early 2009 and translated into German, Japanese, Korean and Norwegian.
Kansas has also appeared on television and radio programs around the world, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
Prior to taking his position in The Wall Street Journal's London bureau in 2009, Kansas was president and editor-at-large of FiLife, a personal finance startup web site owned by Dow Jones and IAC. In addition, Kansas helped start TheStreet.com in 1996, eventually becoming executive vice president, chief strategic officer and editor-in-chief of the company. He also served on the company's board of directors.
Kansas began his career at NBC Radio Network News before becoming a sports writer at Newsday.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Kansas attended Macalester College in St. Paul and received his bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University. He and his family live in St. Paul.
Morris Goodwin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Morris Goodwin is senior vice president and CFO for American Public Media Group. In his role, he oversees the financial operations for all entities within the family of companies that make up American Public Media Group—Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, Classical South Florida and Southern California Public Radio. He leads all finance areas including management reporting and regulatory external reporting, budgeting and forecasting, all daily accounting functions and financing/investing activities.
Goodwin's ties to APMG run deep, as a longtime member and former trustee of Minnesota Public Radio, a subsidiary of APMG.
With more than 30 years of financial experience in investment management, e-commerce, commercial and investment banking, and non-profit organizations, Goodwin most recently served as vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Minn. Previously, he held executive and financial leadership positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, the City & County of San Francisco, Morgan Stanley, American Express Financial Advisors (and IDS Bank & Trust), Deluxe Corporation, Vivius and The Hogan Company.
Goodwin is the chairman of the board for the Search Institute and serves on the boards of Twin Cities Rise, Charities Review Council and African American Leadership Forum. He also is a member of the University of Minnesota Policy Advisory Committee and co-leader of the Diaconate Commission, Episcopal Church of Minnesota. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and public policy from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in political economy from Williams College.
Judy McAlpine, Senior Vice President International and Affiliate Content Partnerships, American Public Media
Judy McAlpine heads American Public Media's international and affiliate station content partnerships as well as APM's national content distribution. In her capacity, McAlpine has responsibility for the business performance of national content distribution, the success of external contract negotiations, and the ongoing management of major distribution and content partnerships, including the BBC World Service. McAlpine assumed this position in July 2012 after APM acquired the BBC World Service distribution rights for the U.S. Previously, she was Senior Vice President/General Manager of APM national content. McAlpine joined APM in 2008 from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio, where she was Director of International/Business Development. Her award-winning career at the CBC spanned local, national and international program production and management. McAlpine was Executive Producer of CBC's flagship national daily current affairs show This Morning and also created the celebrated documentary program Outfront. She later managed all CBC Radio national current affairs programs and led redevelopment of the morning radio schedule. As well, she developed new strategies for CBC Radio expansion on emerging platforms, resulting in podcast, satellite and mobile launches. McAlpine holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in English Literature, both from University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Mary Nease, Senior Vice President Audience Development
Mary Nease, senior vice president and chief audience development officer, joined American Public Media in 2006. In her role, she leads the membership, marketing, communications, research, creative and audience services teams, focusing on attracting new, larger and more diverse audiences for all APM programming. Previously, she served as senior vice president of shared services and chief human resources officer for the company, where she oversaw all aspects of human resources including talent recruitment and performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and diversity, training and leadership development, as well as shared services, including marketing and communications, and live events.
Randi Yoder, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Yoder is the senior vice president and chief development officer for American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio, overseeing all major and institutional giving. Prior to joining the organization in 2011, Yoder was senior vice president of donor relations for the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Yoder also served as president of Yoder Henley Development Resources, vice president of institutional advancement at St. Catherine University, and associate dean for external affairs at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
In recognition of her work, Yoder received the of the 2011 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser award from the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 1995 Woman of Distinction award, sponsored by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Journal. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Western Michigan University and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management with a focus in international business and marketing. Yoder serves on the community advisory board of the Minneapolis Junior League, the board of trustees of EARTH University in Costa Rica, EARTH University Foundation, and chairs the advisory board of WomenVenture.
Mette McLoughlin, Vice President Human Resources
Mette McLoughlin, vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer, has been with American Public Media Group for eight years in the role of director of human resources. She leads the human resources strategy, planning and implementation for all the American Public Media Group companies (APMG)—American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, Classical South Florida and Southern California Public Radio.
She was previously responsible for all programs and activities related to organizational culture and employee engagement, including performance communication programs, employee surveys, all compensation programs and learning and development opportunities for APMG staff. Mette and her family live in South Minneapolis.
Tim Roesler, senior vice president and general manager, Minnesota Public Radio
Tim Roesler, senior vice president and general manager, Minnesota Public Radio, joined American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio in 2001. Tim is responsible for the full operation and content of the three services of Minnesota Public Radio: News, Classical and The Current. Tim leads the MPR management team including program/content directors, revenue and marketing leaders for the three regional program services to develop programs, funding, manage expenses, and to insure ongoing quality service to listeners and online users. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, Sales, Marketing and Underwriting for American Public Media.
Prior to joining the organization, Tim worked in commercial broadcasting management for media outlets in Omaha, Monterey, San Francisco and Minneapolis. In addition, he was director of regional sales at Internet Broadcasting, St. Paul. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a master's degree in telecommunication from Michigan State University, East Lansing; he also served as an adjunct professor in journalism at Creighton University, Omaha. He is a past participant in Leadership Twin Cities and is a member of the church council at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior and volunteers with Kids Against Hunger, West Metro.
Bill Davis, president and CEO, Southern California Public Radio
Bill Davis is president of Southern California Public Radio, a Pasadena-based public media organization that manages multiple stations and Web sites in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and is a subsidiary of American Public Media. Davis directs all aspects of the organization, including working with the Board of Trustees to determine SCPR's strategic direction and to advance the organization's mission, vision and values; acting as SCPR's primary advocate to major stakeholders, including American Public Media, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio and Public Radio International; and supervising SCPR's senior executives in fundraising and resource development, programming and operations, administration and engineering and IT.
Previously, Davis served as senior vice president for programming at NPR in Washington, D.C. and as general manager of public radio stations in Chapel Hill, N.C., Buffalo, N.Y. and Berkeley, Calif. During his tenure, WUNC in Chapel Hill moved to the top ranks of NPR's affiliated stations. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, a master's degree in journalism from the University of California-Berkley and a master's degree in business administration from Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Davis has served on the boards of directors for several non-profit organizations, including NPR, The Development Exchange and Youth News. He is also active in several youth sports programs.
Néstor Rodriguez, President & General Manager, Classical South Florida
Néstor Rodriguez is president and general manager of Classical South Florida 89.7 FM Miami-Fort Lauderdale and 90.7 FM and 101.9 FM in the Palm Beaches, which reach more than 350,000 listeners each week from the Palm Beaches to the Florida Keys.
Prior to joining CSF, Rodriquez served as director of development for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami where he successfully launched a five-year capital campaign that has already achieved 80 percent of its goals in just two years, launched the school's first-ever cultural series, created the school's first-ever communications department and led a staff responsible for communications, development, the annual fund and events planning. Rodriguez was also president and chief executive officer for the Zoological Society of Florida, the chief executive officer of the Voices for Children Foundation and held leadership positions with Miami City Ballet, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chopin Foundation and Festival Miami. He has a B.A. in Music Performance (Piano) and Music Industry Studies from the University of Miami.