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Take-A-Lesson with Joaquin Alvarado, Senior Vice President

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Joaquin Alvarado sitsdown with Annalisa,  and Monika to discuss his leadership journey. 

Get to know Joaquin

Joaquin Alvarado is Senior Vice President for Digital Innovation at American Public Media¦Minnesota Public Radio (APMIMPR).  Joaquin leads strategic development of APM's Public Insight initiatives, as well as developing models for deepening audience engagement, widening digital reach and increasing digital revenue growth.   

Before joining APM, he was SVP for Diversity and Innovation at Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), where he led successful initiatives in broadening the reach and diversity within public media. 

In 2004, He began the National Public Lightpath, advocating high-speed fiber optic network as the next generation of the internet with public media, education and community leadership. In 2005, he was the founding director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet (INGI) at SFState University. During his time leading INGI, the group developed the Digital Media Advisory Council and Digital Sister Cities initiatives, enabling communities across the globe to connect.  In 2008, he initiated CoCo Studios, promoting media collaboration and information sharing for fiber and mobile networks.

In 2011, Hispanic Business Magazine named him in the top 100 Hispanic Influentials. He's served on the boards of the California Council for the Humanities, TechSoup Global and Latino Public Broadcasting.

Joaquin holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies from U.C. Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the UCLA School of Film, Television, and Digital Media

Take-A-Lesson with Joaquin