Friday, September 14, 2018

NPR Names Loren Mayor President of Operations

NPR announced on Thursday that Chief Operating Officer Loren Mayor will become its President of Operations. It's a new role at the company, and the change is effective immediately.

The move does not significantly change the current division of responsibilities between Mayor and NPR President and CEO Jarl Mohn, but the promotion confirms the increasingly prominent role that Mayor plays at the company. Mayor will continue to report to Mohn, whose title does not change.

In an email to staff, Mohn praised Mayor, pointing to her strategic vision and organizational awareness as essential.

Loren Mayor
"Since coming to NPR six years ago, Loren has been a key decision maker on strategies of all kinds – from identifying new business opportunities to developing organizational plans to guiding our work to become a best in class employer," he wrote. "Loren is recognized both inside NPR and across the public radio system for her deep commitment to public media and her rare ability to both set and execute vision, turning aspirations into measurable outcomes."

Mayor continues to oversee the network's daily operations as well as corporate strategy, human resources, diversity, IT and engineering, member partnership, and policy and representation. In a shift, NPR's chief legal officer and chief HR officer will now report to Mayor.

Mayor joined NPR in 2012 from PBS, where she was Vice President of Strategy and Ventures. Previously, she was an executive at The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

"I am honored and excited about the opportunity," Mayor says. "It is a deep honor to work with so many people who care so much about what we do everyday."

While the company often emphasizes Mohn's role as fundraiser, he continues to oversee the network's highest-profile branches. His portfolio includes the network's news and digital divisions, as well as all of its revenue-driving activities: development, sponsorship, marketing and finance.

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