American Public Media Group in St. Paul, Minn., is eliminating the division between two subsidiaries as part of a restructuring.
As part of the reorganization, APMG EVP Dave Kansas, who is also president of APMG’s American Public Media, will leave his position.
The reorganization eliminates the division between APM, which produces and distributes national programs including Marketplace and APM Reports, and Minnesota Public Radio, which provides regional news and music services. The new structure will accelerate APMG’s “Audiences First 2025” strategy, CEO Jean Taylor said in an internal memo.
“This change will allow us to operate as a single organization with multiple audiences and brands, resulting in strengthened alignment and collaboration across the organization and improved efficiency,” Taylor said. “As a result of this change, the position of president, APM, has been eliminated and Dave Kansas has chosen to leave the organization. Dave made significant contributions in his 10 years and has agreed to remain for a brief transition period.”
An APMG spokesperson declined to provide further details about the restructuring, which marks the latest shuffle in the organization’s leadership. In 2019, then-CEO Jon McTaggart announced a restructuring that would support a five-year plan. That change established APM, MPR and Southern California Public Radio as divisions of APMG.
McTaggart appointed Kansas president of APM in addition to his EVP role with APMG, a position he had held since 2016. Kansas previously served as COO at APM and spent several years at the Wall Street Journal before entering public media.