Jon McTaggart is chief executive officer of American Public Media Group, the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, and Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles.
McTaggart has been deeply involved in the growth of APMG since 1983, beginning as an MPR station manager in Bemidji and serving in multiple capacities since then including general manager, vice president of business development, senior vice president for new media, senior vice president of content and media, and chief operating officer.
In addition to his tenure at APMG, McTaggart has led strategic planning, communications, fundraising and business development as executive director of a hospital foundation in Reading, Pennsylvania, and advancement and external relations as vice president of a liberal arts university in Riverside, California.
McTaggart holds a bachelor’s in communications and journalism from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is a former board member of National Public Radio, Second Harvest Heartland, The Sheridan Story, Concordia Academy and the Bemidji State University Foundation Boards. He and his wife Debra live in Maplewood, Minnesota, and have two daughters and the three best grandkids on the planet.