At Marketplace, we have one core belief: Economic intelligence leads to economic empowerment. We’ve been on the air since 1989, and now we’re expanding our ability and commitment to better engage our audiences. Our mission is to raise the economic intelligence of the country through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news.

To help us do this important work, Marketplace has assembled a board of advisors to speak candidly and bring unique perspectives from business, media, philanthropy and other areas. These advisory members provide insight and recommendations to Marketplace leadership and help us think strategically about the future of the organization.

And it wouldn’t be Marketplace if the board of advisors didn’t bring a little fun to the role. Get to know our advisory members and how their passions, expertise and humor brought them to Marketplace.

If you are interested in the Marketplace Board of Advisors or have questions about it, please contact Michelle Philippe.

Advisory Members

  • James E. Dwyer, Jr.

    President and CEO, Michael Foods, Inc.

    Jim Dwyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Michael Foods, Inc. (MFI), a $2.3 billion food products company with leading food... Read more

  • Gabe Kleinman

    Director of Content & Marketing, Obvious Ventures

    Gabe Kleinman leads Marketing and Portfolio Services at Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm backing world positive entrepreneurs that create... Read more

  • Franklin Leonard

    Founder, The Black List

    Franklin Leonard is the host of the Black List Table Reads podcast (an iTunes Best of 2015 pick) and founder of The Black List, the yearly... Read more

  • Nancy Lyons

    President and CEO, Clockwork Active Media

    Nancy Lyons is a CEO, entrepreneur, and all around good human who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology... Read more

  • Wim Stocks

    CEO and General Manager, World Gaming

    Wim Stocks has been a respected leader in online, interactive, and electronic entertainment since 1990. He currently serves as the CEO and... Read more

  • Beth Viner

    General Manager, Kickstarter

    Beth Viner is the General Manager of Kickstarter, leading communities (i.e. Film, Music, Design), marketing and events, brand, international... Read more

  • Jocelyn Wyatt

    Co-Lead & Executive Director, IDEO

    Jocelyn Wyatt is the Co-Lead & Executive Director of, the nonprofit design organization that she cofounded in 2011 after leading IDEO’s... Read more