Jody Evans, President/CEO

Evans joins PRPD after working as President and CEO of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc., which operates WCQS-FM in Asheville, NC. She joined WCQS in 2010 and led a highly successful turnaround effort. In 4 years, Evans eliminated the community licensee’s debt through a successful partnership with the organizations’ Board of Directors and significant community leaders. 

Prior to WCQS, Evans has been a national thought leader and successful programmer at Vermont Public Radio and KUT, Austin. Evans was a PRPD Board member from 2005-2009 and has long been a national thought leader in the areas of programming, development and effective public media organizations.

Evans has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Jessica Frantz, Director of Membership & Operations

Frantz joins PRPD after working in membership and development for WCQS-FM in Asheville, NC. Prior to WCQS, Frantz has worked with non-profit consultants to help organizations with strategic planning, fundraising, and capacity development.

Frantz holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville