MCLEAN, VA - The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) has just announced its 2011 National Board of Directors. The 2011 AWM Board was officially installed last week in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the AWM Board Meeting and Symposium on Women’s Media Ownership. Valerie K. Blackburn, Market Controller at CBS Radio in Los Angeles, CA, will serve as the National Chair.
“The Alliance for Women in Media has an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From our Symposium Series to the Gracie Awards to our 60th Anniversary Celebration, AWM is actively engaging, recognizing, and promoting women in media,” said Blackburn. “I’m excited to work with such a talented and committed group of media professionals to accomplish our goals this year.”
Serving as Vice Chair of AWM is Kay Olin, President, Local Focus Radio, Atlanta, GA. The Treasurer is Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and the Treasurer-Elect is Sarah Foss, a media consultant from Richmond, VA.
The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large: Christina Anderson, Senior Director of Web Strategy, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, Washington, DC; Jennifer Bloch, Senior Manager, Consumer Broadcast Media, Google, New York, NY; Lisa Dollinger, Chief Communications Officer, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., San Antonio, TX; Michelle Duke, Vice President, Diversity and Development, NAB Education Foundation, Washington, DC; Erin M. Fuller, CAE, (President), Alliance for Women in Media, McLean, VA; Carol Grothem, Vice President /Associate Director Media Negotiations, Compass Point Media, Minneapolis, MN; Carol Hanley, Chief Sales Officer, Arbitron, Inc., Chicago, IL; Jonelle Henry, Associate Producer, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Laurie Kahn, President & Founder, Media Staffing Network, Scottsdale, AZ; Corny Koehl, Executive Producer, Oprah Radio, Chicago, IL; Bridget Leininger, Director of Public Relations, CNN, Atlanta, GA; Bonnie Press, Executive Vice President, Katz Media Group, New York, NY;Heidi Raphael; Vice President, Corporate Communications, Greater Media, Inc., Boston, MA; Deborah J. Salons, Esq., Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Washington, DC; Sylvia Strobel, Esq. (Immediate Past Chair), Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media, McLean, VA; Keisha Sutton-James, Vice President, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc., New York, NY.
“As the Alliance for Women in Media celebrates our 60th anniversary, I believe the nominating committee and our membership selected the best possible group of talented, accomplished and smart women to help lead our organization into the future,” said AWM President, Erin M. Fuller, CAE. “I look forward to working with both the new board and our new chair throughout our anniversary year and beyond.”