Former Star Tribune Media Chair Jean Taylor has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Public Media Group, its board has announced.
Taylor will start on Aug. 23. She succeeds Jon McTaggart. A seven-month search was conducted to fill the position.
APMG Board Vice Chair Mary Brainerd said, “She is someone who leads with her values, who cares deeply about the role of public media and its importance … Her deep roots in our region, her experience in media and digital technologies and her understanding of APMG are important assets for our future.”
According to an announcement, during her tenure as Chair, Star Tribune was lauded and seen as a leader in the industry for its commitment to high-quality public service journalism, its digital subscription growth, and its strong financial results. Taylor was also President and CEO of Taylor Corporation from 2001 to 2010.
The American Public Media Group includes, Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and program producer American Public Media.