MIW Board Welcomes Three New Members


It’s known across the broadcasting industry as a volunteer non-profit charitable organization of top-level female radio professionals “dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in radio broadcasting develop management and leadership skills.”

Now, the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) group has three new members to its Board of Directors.

The three executives are described by MIW as “top-level female radio professionals who use their experience, influence, and resources to help other women in radio develop management and leadership skills.” They are Brittney Jackson, Haley Jones and Melissa Mitchell.

Jackson is the General and Digital Sales Manager for Urban One/Richmond. She is responsible for recruiting and developing new talent, leading multi-platform sales efforts, and increasing annual revenue. A graduate of MIWs 2016 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program, Jackson has participated in numerous leadership programs and has served as a speaker at National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Media Sales Institute and the RAB/NAB Radio Show.

Jones serves as Head of Independents for MRC Data where she oversees independent labels, small radio groups, and managers with music intelligence for today – whether that’s airplay, consumption data (sales or streaming), or helping clients understand changing consumer behaviors. Haley, who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, previously spent over 20 years programming radio, shaping now-defunct stations in the Adult Alternative format.

Mitchell is Bonneville International’s Director of Finance, Corporate Controller and located in their Denver market. In her role with Bonneville, she is responsible for financial accounting and reporting, accounts payable, consolidated traffic operations, and operational process and reporting improvement for the Company’s six markets in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Melissa has over 25 years of broadcast experience. She has been an active member of the Media Financial Management Association, and its Board, since 2008 and is currently serving as Immediate Past Chair.

MIW Board President Ruth Presslaff said, “We are extremely fortunate to have not one but three powerhouses join our Board. Their success speaks for itself; it’s their willingness to pay it forward for the good of women and our industry that makes each so special and appreciated. I’d be remiss in not thanking the three Members leaving our Board as their terms end: Kay Olin, Principal Olin & Associates, and past MIW Spokeswoman, whose constant leadership, dedication, and long term participation profoundly impacted MIW and me personally; Valerie Blackburn, Principal VKB Consulting, whose financial expertise led MIW through the arduous process of establishing a formal 501(c)(3) status; and Beth Neuhoff President & CEO Neuhoff Media who provided invigorating energy and challenging ideas that MIW will push ever forward.”

Both Corinne Baldassano and Erica Farber are founding members of the MIW organization.