Koester recently served as VP of Distribution & Content Partnerships at American Public Media where she previously held several senior management positions. Prior to APM, Koester worked at Chicago Public Media where she led strategic initiatives. Her for-profit and nonprofit leadership extends back to her time in the Pacific Northwest, where she owned and operated a successful sales and marketing company, ran an emergency service center and food bank for Hopelink, and led grant programs at The Pacific Science Center.
“Shona will be a wonderful addition to PRX as we continue to grow and adapt to a changing media landscape,” said PRX CEO Kerri Hoffman. “She has proven experience in leading high-profile projects and cultivating strong teams. Her experience and commitment to public media will help PRX serve new audiences.”
“I have enjoyed my experiences and am proud of the work we’ve done at APM. At the same time, I’m excited to take on this role and for the future of PRX,” says Koester. “It’s a company I’ve long admired and look forward to being a part of its growth and future.”