President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Public Media
Amanda Mountain grew up a military brat and has called Colorado home off-and-on since 1992. She is a first-generation college graduate and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Denver in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Change Management. She is the first female CEO in Rocky Mountain Public Media history and is one of the youngest CEOs of a major market public media station in the country. She has over 20 years of experience in the media business, most notably with Freedom Communications, where she was named one of the top 20 Newspaper executives in the country by Presstime Magazine, and Viacom, where she helped pioneer cross-platform marketing strategies under the Viacom Plus arm, created by Mel Karmazin. She joined Rocky Mountain PBS in 2010 as general manager of the Southern Colorado station and stepped into the role of President and CEO in 2017 where she successfully launched THE DROP, one of the only public media urban alternative radio stations in the country and completed a $35 million campaign to build the Buell Public Media Center to increase innovation, engagement and collaboration across nonprofit media. Amanda currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Television Major Market Group.