ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2019 – After an extensive national search, American Public Media Group (APMG) today announced it has hired Christine Phelps as the company’s new senior vice president & chief human resources officer.
Phelps was most recently SVP, Human Resources at the Star Tribune Media Company. Prior to joining the Star Tribune in 2015, she held strategic leadership positions with Taylor Corporation. Her earlier work includes HR positions for Farmers Insurance Group, Internet Brands, BDO Seidman, Sony and The Riverside Church.
“Christine is a strategic human resources leader with a broad functional background, a passion for mentoring and developing talent, great media experience and a deep personal commitment to inclusion,” said Jon McTaggart, President and CEO of APMG. “She brings an energetic, practical approach along with an ability to translate business strategy to talent strategy – all qualities that make her a great fit at APMG.”
Phelps completed her undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University – Mankato. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified as a SHRM – Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources.
“I’m a long-time public media fan,” Phelps said. “I’m delighted to be joining APMG at this time of continued transformation and success. I look forward to supporting the organization as it expands its relevance with even more audiences.”