Erika Pulley-Hayes is Vice President, Radio, at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In this capacity, she articulates and implements a compelling public service vision for public radio and oversees CPB's Radio grant programs and station relations.
Ms. Pulley-Hayes has been part of the Radio staff since 2005 and has held multiple positions as Project Manager, Business Manager, and Business Performance Director. During this time, she has worked on strategic plans, managed the department’s business operations, and directed grant-making activities to meet annual objectives. She helped launch some of public radio’s most recent initiatives, including the local journalism collaborations and special StoryCorps projects.
Pulley-Hayes began her career as a paralegal at Warner-Lambert Company, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, where she worked under the general counsel and corporate secretary for eight years. In this role, she worked on board of directors’ matters, compliance issues for political activity and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and corporate agreements for commercial transactions. Pulley-Hayes later managed legal operations of a national clinical research organization overseeing risk management, corporate housekeeping and commercial contracts generating approximately $40 million each year.
Pulley-Hayes is currently pursuing a dual MBA/MA in nonprofit management from the University of Maryland University College. She holds a BA from William Paterson University of New Jersey.