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Rocky Mountain Public Media Management

Amanda Mountain
President and 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 the youngest CEO of a major market public media station in the country. She has nearly 20 years of media experience, 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 leadership of 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 is now leading the mission to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado through public media, and to build a new $34 million Buell Public Media Center to increase innovation, engagement and collaboration across nonprofit media.

Karla Hanlon
Chief Operating Officer, Rocky Mountain Public Media

Karla Hanlon has been a financial and operational leader with nonprofit organizations in Colorado for over a decade, after gaining experience from the public accounting and for-profit sectors. She currently serves as the COO for Rocky Mountain Public Media (home of RMPBS, KUVO Jazz, and THE DROP), where she focuses on driving financial sustainability and efficient, adaptive operations. Karla’s approach to financial and operational strategies is grounded in values-based decision making and a dedication to serving communities. Previously, Karla served as the CFO/COO and Interim CEO for Jewish Community Centers of Denver and the VP of Finance and Operations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy from Norther Illinois University and received her CPA certification from the State of Illinois.

Dan Diamond
Chief Revenue Officer, Rocky Mountain Public Media

Dan Diamond, Rocky Mountain Public Media’s Chief Revenue Officer is a tech-savvy executive with over 45 years of executive experience and success in the network broadcast, cable, film, music, and entertainment industries. Dan oversees all RMPM’s statewide revenue teams including Corporate Partnerships, Philanthropy, Foundation/Grants and RMPM’s Regional Innovation Centers.

Prior to his coming to the organization, his highly unique set of diverse skills across multiple business disciplines led to the creation and development of consumer entertainment at National CineMedia (NCM) under the brand Fathom Events. A proven leader, Diamond’s strategic vision and leadership were critical success factors in his role as senior vice president of business development, entertainment programming and marketing. Diamond was a driving force in the creation of an entirely new entertainment category leading to the transformation of movie theatres into “local community event centers.” His visionary leadership and ability to leverage and integrate numerous strategic partnerships while creating win-win scenarios, all led to the acquisition and execution of hundreds of successful “in-theater” entertainment events and being named the “World’s Leader in Alternative Cinema Content” (“Event Cinema”) by Screen Digest.

Prior to creating Fathom Events, Diamond served as a director of creative services in both the NBC/CBS station groups where he led on air product, production, creative services, sales, promotional and marketing efforts. In addition, he was named Boy’s and Girl’s Club’s “Volunteer of the Year” and worked closely in the nonprofit sector with The Rocky Mountain Adoption Exchange and Special Olympics Colorado.

Carlos Lando
President & General Manager, KUVO

Carlos has more than 40 years experience in radio. While still in high school, his first night on the air was January 13, 1968 on the Armed Forces Caribbean Network in Puerto Rico. In 1970, Carlos was the week night host on WOUR in Utica, NY, one of the first FM “underground rock” stations in the country.

Carlos moved back to Puerto Rico in the late ’70s where he produced and hosted a new show on WZAR called Jazz Where It’s Been and Where It’s At. During this time, he met and interviewed many jazz greats, including Count Basie, Betty Carter and Dexter Gordon.

Carlos returned to Denver in 1980 where he spent five years as Music and Program Director and mid-day host at the nationally recognized soul station KDKO. After working a year for KBCO in Boulder, Carlos joined KUVO in 1987. As Program Director, he helped establish KUVO as one of the most respected community-based jazz stations in the country. Carlos remains committed to airing culturally diverse programs with significant appeal to people in the Latino and African American communities.

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