PRl® President and CEO Alisa Miller receives Women in Business Award
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MINNEAPOLIS, May 20, 2010 — Public Radio International (PRI) announces that PRI President and CEO Alisa Miller has been honored with a 2010 Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul "Business Journal." Miller was named with 24 other women in the Industry Leaders category, honoring professional women who have emerged as leaders in their respective industries. The winners are recognized for their track record of success, as well as their involvement in the community. Award ceremonies are being held today at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis.
Of receiving the Women in Business Award, Miller says, "I am both humbled and honored to be in the company of women who power some of our region's and the nation's strongest businesses. PRI leads by embracing innovation and partnerships, and it is very affirming to see that our approach is being acknowledged and recognized."
As president and CEO of PRI, Miller is a respected innovator and visionary in public media who is leading PRI to transform the way Americans use and understand news, information and entertainment to live successfully in our global world. Her background includes experience in business, entrepreneurship, media, public policy and technology. She is the first woman to head a public radio network.
Miller oversees PRI's global news gathering and the development and distribution of some 400 hours of content a week, bringing thought provoking audio and global journalism, story telling and experiences to millions of listeners/users. She has spearheaded PRI's transformation to a cross-platform content creator, curator and leader. This includes building models to sustain and grow PRI programming such as PRI's "The World" and "This American Life," bringing BBC World Service to Americans, and leading new content, interactive and mobile initiatives to fulfill unmet content needs such as PRI's new morning national news programming service, "The Takeaway."
She is a passionate advocate for increased investment and focus on global journalism, cultural perspectives and diverse voices in news content and engagement of Americans on topics of importance to their lives, and she notes that, even while society becomes more globally interconnected, "Americans seem to know less and less about the world around them."
Prior to becoming PRI's president and CEO, she was PRI's Senior Vice President and Head of PRI Content. Previous to PRI, Miller served in important roles at the Sesame Workshop in New York City, forging partnerships with some of the largest technology companies of the world and heading business development for Sesamestreet.com.
Miller received an MBA and MPP at the University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business and the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy. She holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, graduating with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska.
Miller has served on The Loft Literary Center's Board of Directors for the last three years – the largest literary center in the U.S., is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable, and is an advisor to AllVoices.com, the world's largest independent website dedicated to citizen reporting. She and her husband, Jason Artemiuk, and son, Theodore, live in Wayzata, Minn.
About Public Radio International®
Celebrated as a driver of innovation in public media, PRI was founded in 1983 to diversify and expand the content available on public platforms, enabling U.S. listeners to "hear a different voice™" and to connect with one another and the larger world. PRI leads by identifying critical but unmet content needs and partnering with producers, stations, digital networks and funders to develop multi-platform resources to meet those needs. By creating an environment in which innovation can thrive, PRI supports the creation and distribution of content that would otherwise be unavailable and that brings new voices, global journalism and cultural perspectives to the American public. PRI content is available on pri.org and via podcasts, and is broadcast on 837 public radio stations. More than 13 million people access PRI content each week through these sources. For more information, visit www.pri.org.
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