• Arthur Cohen, President (CEO)

Arthur Cohen, veteran public radio programmer and manager, was named PRPD president in September, 2006. The PRPD national office is based in Hamilton, NY (near Syracuse). His association with PRPD dates back to 1989 when he joined the PRPD Board on which he served for 10 years. As a consultant to PRPD from 2004-06, he organized PRPD conferences and developed the online PD Handbook and Beyond the Basics training workshop.

Well-known in the public radio system as a skilled programmer and manager, Arthur came to the PRPD presidency from his company, Whole Station Solutions, where he consulted to public media organizations in the areas of strategic management, program planning, audience research and organizational change. He holds an M.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.

Arthur served as VP of Programming and Operations at WNYC, New York, Vice President, VP and General Manager of Radio at WETA in Washington, DC, Senior Director of Programming at Minnesota Public Radio, and President of the Radio Research Consortium before launching his consulting business in 2002. He began working in public radio in 1978 as General Manager of KVMR-FM, Nevada City and later KRBD FM, Ketchikan, AK, and Director of Radio, Radio/TV Services at Washington State University, Pullman, WA.


  • David Hollis, Office Manager

David Hollis, who joined PRPD in late 2006, has a long career in media starting in small town weekly newspapers and progressing through the years to online media. Before joining PRPD, Hollis worked in media and government relations for several organizations and was a newspaper reporter, editor and publisher. As a freelancer, he wrote for national and regional magazines, authored a book on Olympic caliber equestrian sports and produced news for television and a regional public radio station.