Appointed president and CEO of Sesame Workshop in October 2011, H. Melvin Ming leads the efforts around Sesame Street's global presence as well as initiatives that address a wide range of issues for children and families including literacy, health and military deployment. Ming joined the Workshop in 1999 as chief financial officer and was named chief operating officer in 2002. In that capacity, he oversaw the content, product licensing, distribution, research, communications and business strategies of all of Sesame Workshop's properties. He also managed organization's human resources, facilities, information services, and technical operations.
Prior to joining the Workshop, Ming was the chief financial officer of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, chief operating officer at WQED Pittsburgh, and chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at Thirteen/WNET New York. Ming also served as vice president, finance and administration, at National Public Radio and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers and Lybrand) early in his career.
Ming serves on the boards of First Children's Finance and Westwood One, Inc. A certified public accountant, he earned his bachelor's degree from Temple University.