AWM names interim CEO

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AWM / Alliance for Women In MediaThe Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) welcomed Sylvia Strobel, JD, MBA, as Interim CEO. A long-time supporter and past Chair of the organization, Strobel will oversee day to day operations as well as facilitate the Board’s strategic planning while the search for a new CEO is conducted. After serving as AWM President since 2010, Erin Fuller has been named President of Coulter, AWM’s professional services firm. The search for a permanent CEO is being conducted by Coulter.  Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to: [email protected]


“We are thrilled to welcome Sylvia as AWM’s Interim CEO,” said Kay Olin, AWM Chair. “Sylvia’s industry knowledge, leadership abilities, and commitment to AWM will help us continue the organization’s incredible momentum advancing the influence and impact of women in all forms of media.”

Sylvia Strobel, senior partner in the entertainment law firm Lehmann Strobel PLC, served as an attorney and business advisor to the entertainment community for over twenty years.  Most recently she served as Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Media. Strobel previously served as President and General Manager of The Pennsylvania Public Television Network.   She served on the AWM national board of directors for ten years, and represented the organization on the FCC’s Advisory Committee for Diversity in a Digital Age. She is also a member of the Radio and Television Digital News Association and the National Press Club.

“It is a privilege to work with AWM, its Board, supporters, and members again,” Strobel said. “AWM’s mission and work – to advance the opportunities for and impact of women in all forms of media – is critically important to me personally, and is necessary to ascertain diversity in a rapidly changing media industry.”

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.