Sylvia Strobel is the senior vice president and general counsel for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. Strobel works closely with the president and other members of the executive management group in setting the strategic direction for the organization. She is responsible for the APM Group’s overall legal strategy, including transactions, compliance, intellectual property and ethics. She is responsible for the organization’s public policy initiatives and contacts with elected officials and community influencers.
Strobel has worked in the public media industry for twenty-five years as an executive and as counsel, including positions at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Twin Cities Public Television and the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. Strobel received a BA from St. Olaf College, a JD from William Mitchell College of Law, and a MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She sits on numerous boards and commissions, including the Board of Directors of the Association of Junior Leagues International, the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and the James J. Hill Center. Strobel and her husband live in St. Paul and are the parents of two children.