ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 1, 2018 — American Public Media Group today announced that it has named Chandra Kavati as its vice president of content distribution and partnerships. In this role, she will oversee the APM Distribution team, with a focus on driving audience growth within the U.S. public radio system. Kavati also will be responsible for developing new programming and opportunities for expanding APM’s public service, creating and fostering new partnerships and alliances, such as The New York Times and the BBC.
Since 2012, Kavati has served as the managing director of development strategy and operations for Minnesota Public Radio and APM. Leading operations for MPR|APM’s philanthropic development division, she has created superior donor experiences and financial stability, and created alignment across American Public Media Group to support audience growth and engagement.
“With her almost 20 years’ experience in development, marketing and operations at nonprofits, Chandra’s passion for innovation and building strong relationships, strategies and systems will help the APM Distribution team serve our stations and our listeners across the country even more effectively,” said Mike Reszler, senior vice president for strategy and experimentation & chief digital officer, APMG.
Kavati has a Bachelor of Arts in literature and creative writing from Harvard University, and a graduate certificate and Master of Liberal Studies in innovation and technology from the University of Minnesota. She is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).