PAI - Marcia Appel
About Marcia Appel
Marcia Appel has extensive experience in magazine publishing and brand management.
She has served as founding editor or senior editor at several magazines in the Upper Midwest, including a regional business magazine, a regional women's magazine and a city magazine.
She also led the Association of Area Business Publications as its executive director.
AABP members at that time included more than 110 business magazines and journals in the U.S. and Canada.
Most recently, Marcia has served as vice president and chief marketing officer for Minnesota Public Radio, which operates 31 public radio stations in the Upper Midwest, and a sister company, Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, and produces 22 national programs with an average weekly audience of 12 million, second only to National Public Radio.
writing over the years has won awards, including a national award for best column writing from the Women Sports Foundation
Marcia has held executive management positions in marketing and communications at Control Data Corporation, an international computer hardware and software company; Musicland Stores Corporation, a national retailer operating under the brands Sam Goody, Suncoast, and Media Play, and at the Pleasant Company, manufacturer and retailer of the American Girl line of books, dolls, clothing, accessories and other products geared for the well-being of independent girls.
Appel is deeply involved in her community and has served on numerous boards of civic and charitable organizations.