OLD Media Moves

“Marketplace” hires chief operating officer

April 14, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Marketplace“Marketplace” has hired Mark Crowley as its first chief operating officer, focusing on transforming the business news radio show from a suite of radio programs into an enterprise centered around raising the economic intelligence of the country.

Crowley will jumpstart a project he had previously started years ago, when working for KLON, which became part of the team that actually launched “Marketplace,” the first program about business and the economy with a perspective outside of Wall Street.

When he left Marketplace, he worked in the private sector for a few years, gaining experience in venture capital funding, acquisitions and change management.

Previously, Crowley served as the vice president and general manager of Southern California Public Radio, which is a subsidiary of American Public Media. Crowley was instrumental in that station’s growth — starting with an annual operating fund of $1.5 million 16 years ago to more than $27 million in 2016.

“We’re thrilled to have Mark re-joining us,” said Deborah Clark, general manager and senior vice president of ‘Marketplace,’ in a statement. “Mark’s experience and skills span public radio and private sector start-ups. Not only is he passionate about the work done at ‘Marketplace,’ but he adds excitement in fully realizing the vision for the future of ‘Marketplace.'”

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