Staff

Abby Goldstein, President & Executive Director

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With more than three decades of experience in the industry and a diverse background that includes major and small market stations in a variety of formats, Abby is uniquely positioned to understand the complexities of today’s public media environment. She began her career as a late night jazz host at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas where her mother ran the membership program. She spent 17 years in Dallas working at KERA and several commercial stations as well as doing event production, booking and music promotion before moving to New Hampshire Public Radio as VP for Programming. Abby helped to transform NHPR into an award winning, essential source for news and regional content. In 2012, she became GM of WYEP in Pittsburgh, leading the station to unprecedented audience and revenue growth. Abby has served on local and national boards including  the PRPD Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016. 


Jessica Frantz, Director of Membership & Operations

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Before working on the national level with PRPD, Jessica worked locally in membership and development for Blue Ridge Public Radio (WCQS FM) in Asheville, NC. Jessica  is also a strategic planning, fundraising and organizational development consultant, working in the not-for-profit, arts and community service sectors. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentialed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. When she’s not working for public radio or consulting not-for-profits, Jessica serves on multiple not-for-profit boards, including serving as board chair for the Montford Park Players, one of the country’s longest-running Shakespeare festivals, works with an independent podcast production company and hangs out with her 75 pound labradoodle, Max.