American Public Media Group Announces Incoming Chief People and Culture Officer

Oct 10, 2023

Roycie Eppler returning to Twin Cities to lead company’s human resources and its equity, inclusion, diversity and access strategy 

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 10, 2023 – American Public Media Group (APMG), including Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and American Public Media (APM), announce Roycie Eppler will join the organization beginning Nov. 6 as its Chief People and Culture Officer. In this role, Eppler will develop and lead equity, inclusion, diversity and access (EIDA) strategy broadly across the organization as well as head up its human resources function.  

“I’m thrilled to welcome Roycie to our team,” said Jean Taylor, APMG president and CEO, to whom Eppler will report directly. “This important addition represents a major milestone in APMG’s growth and mission, and we have great confidence in Roycie's knowledge, passion and expertise in both EIDA and human resources.” 

“Some of my best childhood memories are listening to public radio,” Roycie said. “As an adult, I’ve continued to listen for the news, the culture and the music. Beyond being a fan, I am excited to join APMG at this pivotal time in their history. The organization is expanding their digital footprint, addressing critical topics through their world-class content, and expanding and evolving EIDA to ensure employees and the communities they serve are discovering connections with people who have different experiences and points of view.” 

Eppler brings to the role more than two decades of experience in human resources across diverse industries, encompassing both the public and private sectors. She has also led the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies across multiple organizations, including Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, where she lived from 2008 to 2020. 

Recently, Eppler worked for Heraeus Medical Components, where she served as the chief human resources officer and global head of HR. During her tenure at Heraeus, her responsibilities expanded to include leadership of marketing and customer experience, eventually culminating in her management of P&L responsibilities for Pulse Systems, an R&D and manufacturing company acquired by Heraeus Medical Components. Following her time at Heraeus, she joined Cutera Inc. in San Francisco as the chief human resources officer. Roycie holds a bachelor’s in organizational business from St. Louis University, where she graduated with magna cum laude honors. 


About American Public Media Group  
American Public Media Group (APMG) is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national programming creation and distribution and innovative digital, social and mobile services in one organization. APMG’s operations include Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR®), a 46-station network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. MPR and its three regional services –MPR News, YourClassical MPR and The Current –produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. APMG is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world and reaches nearly 17 million listeners with 1,000 public radio stations and over 400 commercial stations nationwide each week. APMG’s national portfolio includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, APM Studios, and the leading classical music programming in the nation, YourClassical. APMG also includes Southern California Public Radio, a four-station network serving Los Angeles, Orange County, Coachella Valley, and the Inland Empire. For more information – or to become a member and support APMG efforts to reimagine the future of public radio, visit