Robin Turnau has served as President & CEO of Vermont Public Radio since February 2009. Since then VPR has expanded with the addition of four new stations to serve more listeners with VPR News and VPR Classical. VPR’s audience has grown to serve more than 180,000 listeners each week, and a growing digital audience.
She has enjoyed a 23-year career at Vermont Public Radio, serving previously as vice president of development, director of development, development manager and membership drive coordinator at the station. Robin oversaw all individual, corporate, foundation and event revenues for the station, including a successful $10M endowment campaign, the most ever raised by a community licensed public radio station for pure endowment. In 2006 she was awarded the national “Development Professional of the Year” award by the Public Radio Association of Development Officers.
Robin serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for DEI, an organization that provides nationwide leadership in fostering integrated and innovative business practices so that local communities can sustain high-quality public radio. She also serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Eastern Region Public Media, a member-based organization comprised of more than seventy public radio stations that works to enhance and improve the ability of stations to serve their listeners and communities. Robin serves on the Board of Directors of her local town newspaper, the Charlotte News.
She enjoys travel, gardening, sailboat racing, and hiking, and lives with her husband and two children in Charlotte, Vermont.