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[January 18, 2013]
Alliance for Women in Media 2013 Board of Directors Announced
McLean, VA, Jan 18, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce its 2013 National Board of Directors. Kay Olin, President, Local Focus Radio, will serve as the National Chair. The 2013 Board will convene on January 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for its first Board meeting and then will participate in judging the 2013 Gracie Awards on January 26 and 27.
"The Alliance for Women in Media has an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From our Symposium Series to the Gracie Awards, which will be hosted on both coasts for the first time, AWM is actively engaging, recognizing and promoting women in media," said Olin. "I am excited to work with such a talented and committed group of media professionals to accomplish our goals this year." Serving as Chair-Elect of AWM is Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President of Global Content and Long Range Strategic Planning, Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. The Treasurer is Sarah Foss, Executive Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Encompass Digital Media, New York, NY; the Treasurer-Elect is Carol Grothem from Minneapolis, MN and Past Chair is Valerie Blackburn, Market Controller for CBS Radio/General Manager for KFWB Asset Trust in Los Angeles, CA.
The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large: Christina Anderson from Silver Spring, MD; Lori Conkling, Executive Vice President, Distribution, A+E Networks, New York, NY; Cyndee Everman, Vice President, DW/BI, Care and Marketing Tools, Time Warner Cable, Charlotte, NC; Nancy Giles, Contributor, CBS Broadcasting, Inc., New York, NY; Sandy Girard, Vice President, Brand Management and Development, SiriusXM Radio, New York, NY; Carol Hanley, Chief Sales Officer, Arbitron Inc., Chicago, IL; Annie Howell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, Crown Media Family Networks, New York, NY; Kimberly Maki, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Web Strategies, Bright House Networks, Orlando, FL; Janet Noll, National Sales Director, Rural Media Group - RFD-TV & Rural TV, Omaha, NE; Deborah Parenti, Executive Vice President of Radio, Radio Ink, New York, NY; Roni Selig, Senior Executive Producer/Director, Health, Wellness and Medical Unit, CNN, New York, NY; Keisha Sutton-James, Vice President, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc., New York, NY; Christine Travaglini, President, Christal Radio, New York, NY; and Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, NAMIC, Inc., New York, NY.
"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 Erin M. Fuller, CAE, AWM's president. "Their leadership is critical to AWM continuing to empower career development, engage in thought leadership and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress." For more information, please visit
### About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community - whether type of media, job or global location - that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.
About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America(R), an initiative which pays tribute to many of America's most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America(R) educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards(R), a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.
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