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Erik Langner

President
Public Media Group

As the President of Public Media Group (PMG), Erik is responsible for managing all functions of the organization with a focus on expanding Public Media Group’s strategic partnerships, services, and impact, as well managing the company’s government relations, marketing and communications.Prior to joining PMG, Langner was President of Public Media Company, a boutique investment bank serving public broadcasters. During his fifteen years at PMC, Langner managed more than 75 mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, helping to increase stations’ capacity and introduce new programming and services to their communities. More recently, Langner co-founded and sits on the board of VuHaus, public media’s first music network, and played a key role in the recent merger between program distributors PRX and PRI, the largest merger in public media to date.Early in his career, Langner served as a corporate attorney at the law firms of Latham & Watkins in San Francisco and Kirkland & Ellis in New York City, and also worked at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.Langner graduated cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.