H. Melvin Ming
Sesame Workshop Veteran Leads the Way
As the former President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, Mel Ming has rooted his work in creating innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of media to help children reach their highest potential. Mel worked at Sesame Workshop for many years in several leadership roles. He directed the Workshop’s 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. In that role, he also coordinated and alignment of the Workshop’s efforts with its stated strategic direction and short-term goals.
Mel recently said, “Having worked for 45 years, it is now time for me to invest all of my experience, learning, and energy into the development of children, their causes, and the systems and communities that will optimally grow them.” Today, Mel serves on Healthier Generation’s Board of Directors alongside a cohort of leaders in health, medicine, business, education and entertainment who spearhead Healthier Generation’s mission to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.