Public Media Company is a nonprofit strategic consulting firm dedicated to strengthening and supporting public media. We have decades of experience working in and for public media as well as deep expertise in nonprofit business, finance, strategy and leadership.
We understand the changing world of media and technology and bring our experience, knowledge and insight to address your challenges. We are dedicated to making public and independent media stronger in local communities all across the country, regardless of size or wealth.
Audrie Andersen, Director
Audrie Andersen is an accounting and finance leader with 15 years of experience helping small businesses establish best practices and growth in their industry. She leverages her expertise in overseeing Public Media Company’s Virtual Accounting services. Prior to Public Media Company, Audrie was the Director of Accounting for Fathom Events. During her seven years at Fathom Events, Audrie streamlined processes and implemented new accounting standards to ensure compliance and the highest efficiencies. Audrie has extensive experience organizing accounting teams to setup businesses for long-term success.
Audrie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Public Accountant. When Audrie isn’t working, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and being outdoors. After living in Denver for 9 years, Audrie moved to the Phoenix area in 2022, where she is adjusting to life without snow. E-mail Audrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carlos Barrionuevo, Director
Focused on our local media growth strategies, Carlos has two decades of experience developing new business ideas, forging partnerships, leading acquisitions, and securing revenue-generating opportunities. As Director of Business Development at NPR, he directed the formation of National Public Media and led the planning to create NPR Music. He also led the acquisition of Public Interactive from PRI and established a partnership with commercial radio broadcasters and public radio stations to provide HD data-casting services.
At Tribune Company, he held leadership roles in new digital ventures in partnership with America Online, culminating with his role as Chief Operating Officer of Blackvoices.com. He started his Tribune career in corporate development, where he worked on the acquisition of television stations and evaluated investments in international businesses and online ventures.
Carlos holds an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a BA from the University of Chicago. He recently moved to Georgetown, Maine where he is deeply involved in rural broadband issues and was recently named to the board of the newly formed Maine Connectivity Authority, charged with deploying broadband across the state.
Carlos also serves on the board of Contributor Development Partnership (CDP), a public benefit corporation that provides public media stations with fundraising services. E-mail Carlos at email@example.com.
Vivian He, Senior Accountant
As Senior Accountant for Public Media Company, Vivian represents a key role in the Virtual Accounting practice of Public Media Company. Her responsibilities cover full-cycle accounting and assistance with financial statement preparation for a varied client portfolio.
Prior to joining Public Media Company, Vivian has worked for more than 10 years in organizations ranging from non-profit, equipment manufacturing, IT, sales and distribution in both China and the US. With her hands-on accounting experience, data analysis skills, system knowledge, and focus on process improvement, she contributes a well-rounded skill set and perspective in service to PMC’s clients. Originally from China, Vivian received her bachelor's degree in English in Beijing and later spent several years living in the UK. Vivian has made her home in Boulder since 2009. When not at work, Vivian enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. E-mail Vivian at Vivian@publicmedia.co.
Stephen Holmes, Managing Director
Steve has extensive experience working in partnership with public media leaders to provide new insights and develop strategies to increase local impact and long-term station sustainability. Steve provides Public Media Company clients with analytical, strategic, and financial management consulting services that help ensure public media organizations of all sizes play a relevant and growing role in their communities.
Prior to joining Public Media Company, Steve worked for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as Senior Director, Strategy & Insight. Steve provided critical insight to public media leaders and created knowledge management practices and tools such as the Station Management Center (now “PBS HUB”). Steve also managed all aspects of the PBS strategic planning and performance management process. Before working in public media, Steve helped launch, acquire and grow new products, services and businesses around the world as part of Royal Mail’s International Services team. He holds an MBA from Duke University. Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Holter, Consultant
A seasoned news leader in print, digital and audio, Rick specializes in content – produced by newsrooms, podcast teams and others on any platform. He’s a go-to source for guidance in newsroom structure, strategy and new products, with extensive expertise in journalism collaborations. Rick spent nine years as Vice President of News at KERA in North Texas, where his newsroom earned more than 220 local, regional and national awards, including the station’s first-ever national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He spearheaded the creation of The Texas Newsroom, the first regional news hub in NPR’s Collaborative Journalism Network.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Rick cut his journalistic teeth at newspapers including the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and the Dallas Morning News. He made the jump to public media in 2006, working for NPR as supervising editor of Weekend All Things Considered, the daily newsmagazine Day to Day and digital news desk of NPR.org. Email Rick at email@example.com.
Evran Kavlak, Consultant
Evran creates complex financial models, business plans and asset valuations for clients. He works directly with organizations ranging from start-ups to the largest public broadcasters providing valuable operational and financial insight through data analytics, business plans and overall industry trends (radio/TV/digital) to senior management as well as key decisions makers at the board level. Evran also assists public broadcasters in evaluating signal expansion opportunities and facilitates loans for clients. He played a key role in underwriting and structuring the $8M in loans made to public broadcasting organizations from PMC’s Public Radio Fund.
Prior to affiliating with Public Media Company in 2005, Evran served as an accounting assistant at KPBS in San Diego. Evran began his career in Istanbul, Turkey at an investment trust firm, evaluating the financial condition of publicly traded stocks in a variety of industries.
Evran earned a master's degree in finance from California State University in San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Outside of work, Evran is an avid photographer and loves to travel. E-mail Evran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Moran, CEO
Erin Moran is a nonprofit leader with a longstanding passion for building innovative and sustainable enterprises. With more than three decades of advisory and financial oversight roles, Erin brings extensive experience as a key consultant to many growing nonprofits in public media.
Erin focuses her time on forging new partnerships and initiatives to build the overall growth and sustainability of public media, advising public and independent media on the financial and operational steps to executing strategic initiatives, and educating advocates about the unique role that Public Media Company plays in keeping public media strong.
Prior to joining Public Media Company in 2002, Erin ran the finance, operations and IT functions of a $250 million business unit in Europe for Key Bank. Other earlier roles include Vice President, Systems Integrations and Director of Internal Audit, Tax and Investment Programs. Erin started her career as an auditor with two of the largest international CPA firms and has also served as a graduate student instructor at Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado. In 2011, she was named CFO of the Year for Small Companies by the Denver Business Journal.
A graduate of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois, Erin is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In her spare time, Erin enjoys trail running, hiking, and serves on the Board of Earth’s Table, a non-profit focused on ending hunger in Boulder County. E-mail Erin at email@example.com.
Mythili Sathish Kumar, Senior Finance Analyst
Mythili utilizes her accounting and financial background to analyze business models, broadcast asset valuations, and market studies. She collects demographic, market, station, and other pertinent information to help public media leaders assess their financial metrics and evaluate the financial implications of their stations' strategic initiatives through comprehensive data analyses and data visualizations.
Mythili has over 10 years of experience in various finance and accounting roles. Before joining Public Media Company, Mythili worked as an office manager in the hospitality industry in Denver, Colorado. She has a master's degree in commerce from Annamalai University, India. Outside of work, Mythili likes to practice yoga and meditation, and read books. She also speaks three languages and enjoys time with family. Email Mythili at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison Scholly, Managing Director
Alison has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in public broadcasting, journalism and digital media start-ups, launching and stewarding many new editorial products and services in newspapers, public radio and online news sites. She currently provides strategic and operations management consulting services to nonprofit public and independent media in her role as Managing Director, Public Media Company. Alison’s skills and expertise include creating and advising on effective models for journalism and content initiatives and launching new independent media ventures.
Earlier, Alison was Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of Chicago Public Media, leading a team of 135 employees and architecting WBEZ’s rapid digital expansion, which included podcasts and national shows This American Life and Sound Opinions and Vocalo.org. Alison also held several media leadership roles at Tribune Company, serving as Interactive Vice President of the Chicago Tribune, expanding Tribune’s digital business and tripling audience reach to 5.1 million unique visitors a month. A digital native, Alison served as executive producer of ChicagoTribune.com and editor of Metromix, Chicago’s first online arts and entertainment website.
Alison holds a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.S. from Vanderbilt University, where she ran the college’s radio station, WRVU Nashville. Outside of work, Alison enjoys biking and traveling (preferably both at the same time). E-mail Alison at email@example.com.
Colleen Sibthorp, Accounting Manager
With over 30 years of Public Radio leadership experience, Colleen joined Public Media Company in January of 2022 after retiring from WVIK Quad Cities NPR as the Director of Finance and Membership. She is highly skilled in financial management with expertise in CPB grants and reporting, broadcast regulations, strategic planning, programming, marketing and development, community involvement and outreach, and membership/annual individual giving.
Colleen earned her undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Psychology and Computer Science and is earning an additional degree in Accountancy with expected completion in 2023. In her personal time, she enjoys cooking, photography, traveling – especially with her family, and exploring her new neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.