In a major announcement from the NAB Leadership Foundation, Michelle Duke has been named President of the NABLF. She takes up the role on July 1. Duke has served as Vice President of the Foundation since 2010. She joined the National Association of Broadcasters as the Director of Diversity and Development in 2005 and was promoted to VP of Diversity in 2009. She became VP of the NAB Education Foundation (renamed NABLF this year) in 2010.
Duke’s sphere of responsibilities will include delivering its mission of providing broadcast training programs that help recruit and strengthen the industry’s human capital, as well as initiatives in support of community service, diversity, and philanthropy. The Foundation’s annual Celebration of Service to America event has grown into an anticipated Washington, DC, tradition that includes celebrities, Members of Congress, FCC Commissioners, and industry leaders.
“Michelle is a valued colleague and an effective leader whose dedication to the mission of NABLF has been instrumental to its success,” said NABLF Board Chair Darrell Brown. “I congratulate Michelle on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to a bright future for the Foundation under her stewardship.”
Duke was awarded the National Area Capital Alliance for Women in Media Star Award in 2009 and was inducted into the Wall of Fame for the School of Journalism in the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University in 2018. She is also consistently recognized as one of the Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Radio.