2015 Mildred Carter Mentees Selected


miwlogoThe Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced the four mentees selected to participate in the 2015 Mildred Carter MIW Group Mentoring Program. They are:

* Andrea Bogdonas, On Air Personality & Promotions Director, Neuhoff Media (Springfield and Decatur, IL)
* Stephanie Theisen, General Sales Manager, Leighton Broadcasting (St. Cloud, MN)
* Michelle Maro, Sports Sales Manager, CBS Radio (Chicago)
* Crystalyn Portwood, Local Sales Manager, CBS Radio (St. Louis)

This is the 13th year of the mentoring program, launched in 2002, that matches women in the radio industry with female professionals who are leaders in all aspects of radio broadcasting. To date, the Mildred Carter MIW Group Mentoring Program has successfully worked with a total of 31 mentees.

“We had an outstanding and enormous variety of women apply this year, which made the decision to narrow to only four very difficult,” said Lindsay Cerajewski, spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program and General Sales Manager of CBS Radio’s WUSN-FM in Chicago, Illinois.  “This program would not be possible without the MIWs’ commitment and dedication and should serve as an inspiration to everyone in the radio industry.”

The program is named in the memory of Mildred Carter, who, along with her husband, Andrew “Skip” Carter, founded the first African American owned radio station in the U.S. in 1950, when they turned on KPRS Kansas City, Missouri.  Mrs. Carter ran the Carter Broadcast Group for many years after the death of Skip Carter, before turning over control of the company to her grandson, Michael Carter in 1987.