Valerie Arganbright manages the Member Programs for MPR, CSF and APM and is responsible for making it possible for listeners to give some of their hard earned money for something that they love, public radio. Arganbright has worked for APM/MPR since 1990 in multiple capacities. She managed the building of separate news and classical stations in southwestern Minnesota and has organized fundraising activities between APM hosts and stations across the country as well as member drives for MPR. In 2010, Valerie won the Development Professional of the Year award for her excellence at MPR. Valerie is a graduate of Bemidji State University (with Jon McTaggart) and holds a degree in Communications.