Alliance for Women in Media Announces 2011 Board of Directors


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McLean, VA - Mar 29, 2011 - The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) announced its 2011 National Board of Directors, which was 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.

Serving as vice chair is Kay Olin, president, Local Focus Radio, Atlanta, GA. The treasurer is Kristen Welch, senior vice president, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD; and the treasurer-elect is Sarah Foss, a media consultant from Richmond, VA.

The following 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, 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, Chicago, IL
  • Jonelle Henry, associate producer, C-SPAN, Washington, DC
  • Laurie Kahn, president and 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, Boston, MA
  • Deborah J. Salons, esq., attorney, Drinker Biddle and Reath, Washington, DC
  • Sylvia Strobel, esq., immediate past chair, executive director, Alliance for Community Media, McLean, VA
  • Keisha Sutton-James, vice president, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, New York, NY.



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