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Houston Public Media launched the Young Leaders Council in May 2018, bringing together a diverse group of young professionals with a personal connection to public media.

The launch marked a new chapter in the station's history, one that thrives on deepened community relationships and engaging future generations. The Young Leaders Council represents a cross section of the communities Houston Public Media serves, and works to spread its mission.

Meet the Inaugural Class

Dr. Lee Edwards
Kathryn McLaurin
Kevin King
Madyson Chavez
Mercedes Sanchez
Brian Wood
Chelsea Jones
Grace Rodriguez
Jeff Reichman
John Boerstler
JX Loh
Max Moll
Michael Quirke
Dr. Yolanda E. Norman
César Giralt
Lara Cottingham

Brand Ambassadors in Action

As some of the station's greatest ambassadors out in the community, members of the council share their personal public media stories and encourage others to listen, watch, engage and support Houston Public Media.

Deepened Involvement

Members of the council represent a new generation of public media supporters and offer insight on ways to reach new audiences by participating in strategic planning discussions as well as brainstorming meetings with content producers.

Learn More

The application period for 2019 has closed. If you want more information about becoming a future partner to further the station’s mission in the Greater Houston area, contact

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