Alliance for Women in Media names new board


Kay OlinKay Olin (pictured), the President of Local Focus Radio will gavel the 1/25/13 AWM meeting at the National Press Club in Washington to order as Chair of the organization, with the able assistance of AWM President Erin M. Fuller and many others.

“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.”

Added Fuller, “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. 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.”

Other officers include:
* Chair-Elect: Kristen Welch, Senior Vice President of Global Content and Long Range Strategic Planning, Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
* Treasurer: Sarah Foss, Executive Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Encompass Digital Media, New York, NY
* Treasurer-Elect: Carol Grothem from Minneapolis, MN
* Past Chair: Valerie Blackburn, Market Controller for CBS Radio/General Manager for KFWB Asset Trust in Los Angeles, CA.

Directors at Large include:
* 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, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, New York, NY
* Christine Travaglini, President, Christal Radio, New York, NY
* Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, NAMIC, Inc., New York, NY