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Marketplace Names First COO

Crowley returns to tackle the programs’ transformation

Marketplace has hired Mark Crowley as its first chief operating officer.

According to a press release, Crowley will be tasked with “transforming Marketplace from a suite of radio programs into an enterprise centered around raising the economic intelligence of the country.”

Crowley was an original member of the team that launched Marketplace at KLON. He then transitioned from Marketplace to venture capital funding, acquisitions and change management. He later returned to public radio as the vice president and general manager of Southern California Public Radio, a subsidiary of American Public Media.

“We’re thrilled to have Mark rejoining us,” said Marketplace General Manager and Senior Vice President Deborah Clark. “Mark’s experience and skills span public radio and private sector startups. Not only is he passionate about the work done at Marketplace, but he adds excitement in fully realizing the vision for the future of Marketplace.”