Alisa Miller is a respected leader, innovator and visionary in media and technology. She is President and CEO of Public Radio International, blogger, author, and speaker. Her background includes experience in innovation, business, entrepreneurship, media, public policy and technology. She is the first woman to head a public radio network and was recently named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company magazine.
Miller oversees PRI’s creation, development and distribution of some 400 hours of content a week, bringing thought-provoking audio and global journalism, story telling and interactive experiences to millions of listeners/users in radio, audio, video, text, online and mobile.
Miller is a passionate advocate for technological innovation to help people navigate and explore the world. She notes that, even while society becomes more globally interconnected, “Americans seem to know less and less about the world around them.” Her TED talk on this subject has been viewed over hundreds of thousand of times and has been translated into over 41 languages.
Prior to becoming PRI’s President and CEO, she was PRI’s Senior Vice President and Head of PRI Content. Previous to PRI, Miller served in leadership roles at the Sesame Workshop in New York City, forging partnerships with some of the largest technology companies of the world and heading business development for Sesamestreet.com.
Miller received an MBA and MPP at the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business and the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, from the University of Nebraska, graduating with highest distinction.
Miller serves on The Loft Literary Center’s Board of Directors, the largest literary center in the U.S., and is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable.