New York Public Radio Executive Team
President & CEO, New York Public Radio
Laura R. Walker is President and CEO of New York Public Radio, which owns and operates WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a variety of digital properties -- including wnyc.org, wqxr.org and thegreenespace.org -- that offer content, culture and news. New York Public Radio’s seven radio stations, digital properties and programming reach on average 11.5 million people each month. During Ms. Walker’s tenure, New York Public Radio has been honored with seven George Foster Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Awards for its journalistic work.
Vice President, Planning & Special Projects, New York Public Radio
Tom Bartunek is Vice President of Planning and Special Projects at New York Public Radio. Bartunek is responsible for working with the executive teams and brand leaders to assess strategic opportunities, analyze audience data, and advise on special programming projects and internal resource allocation that will enhance the multimedia company’s offering across all delivery platforms.
Chief Content Officer & Senior Vice President of Programming, WNYC
Dean Cappello is the Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President of Programming at WNYC/New York Public Radio. He is the chief executive responsible for the production and development of local, national, broadcast, online, mobile, and live event content for WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, New Jersey Public Radio and wnyc.org. Cappello has led WNYC’s content and programming division through a period of dramatic audience growth and creative success.
Vice President of Business Development & Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Radio
Thomas Hjelm is Vice President of Business Development and Chief Digital Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR). Hjelm is responsible for cultivating strategic business opportunities that support the organization’s growth across all media platforms and for guiding digital strategy, innovation and operations for its properties.
Vice President of Development, New York Public Radio
Margaret Hunt is Vice President of Development at New York Public Radio. Hunt oversees all fundraising initiatives that support the organization’s operations, programming and aggressive growth plans. In addition to setting the fundraising strategy, Hunt oversees the day-to-day operations of New York Public Radio’s membership program, patron programs, major gifts, planned giving, government fundraising, foundation fundraising and special fundraising events.
Vice President, Integrated Marketing for New York Public Radio & General Manager of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
Noreen O’Loughlin serves as the Vice President of Integrated Marketing at New York Public Radio and the General Manager of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As the head of integrated marketing, O’Loughlin sets the strategy and oversees branding, marketing, public relations, audience development, community affairs and underwriting efforts that support all the programming produced by New York Public Radio.
General Manager & Vice President, WQXR
Graham Parker is the General Manager and Vice President of WQXR, the most listened to classical station in the country and New York’s only all-classical station. WQXR was acquired by New York Public Radio in 2009 and quickly established itself as an essential part of the New York Public Radio family of brands. Over the past two years, Parker has overseen and implemented an ambitious growth plan that puts WQXR front and center in New York’s thriving classical music scene.
Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, New York Public Radio
Cindy Prater is Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at New York Public Radio. Prater has been an integral part of the company’s management team during a period of tremendous growth. During her seven year tenure, New York Public Radio has grown from a two station operation with 114 employees into a multimedia company that employs 309 people in addition to interns and temporary staff.
Chief Financial Officer & VP of Finance, Administration & Business Affairs, New York Public Radio
Michele Rusnak is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, Administration and Business Affairs at New York Public Radio. Rusnak is responsible for the overall financial stewardship of the nonprofit multimedia company. This includes the management of operating budgets for all brands and productions, as well as organization-wide financial reporting, financial planning and asset management.