AWM Announces 2013 Board of Directors

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McLean, VA - Jan 18, 2013 - The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) has elected its 2013 national board of directors. Kay Olin, president of Local Focus Radio, will serve as the national chair. The 2013 board will convene on Jan. 25, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for its first board meeting and then will participate in judging the 2013 Gracie Awards on Jan. 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, the AWM is actively engaging, recognizing and promoting women in media," said Olin.

Serving as chair-elect of the AWM is Kristen Welch, senior vice president of global content and long range strategic planning, Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD. The treasurer is Sarah Foss, executive vice president, sales and 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, 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, New York, NY
■ Sandy Girard, vice president, brand management and development, SiriusXM Radio, New York, NY
■ Carol Hanley, chief sales officer, Arbitron, 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 and 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, New York, NY
■ Christine Travaglini, president, Christal Radio, New York, NY
■ Nicol Turner-Lee, president and chief executive officer, NAMIC, New York, NY

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