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AWM Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors


Alliance for Women in Media
Alliance for Women in Media

In its 70th year since inception, the Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) have announced the 2021 National Board of Directors. New to the board are Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) Senior VP marketing Kenetta Bailey, Vice Media Senior VP global news and special projects Marsha Cooke and Twin Cities PBS chief content officer Melissa Wright.

New to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation board are NCTA The Internet & Television Association vice president & associate general counsel Svetlana Gans, McVay Media Consulting president Mike McVay, former CBS chief diversity & inclusion officer Josie Thomas and Katz Radio Group.

The Weiss Agency executive vice president Heather Cohen will serve as chair, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark) chief communications officer Annie Howell is named incoming chair, Sutton Button Productions vice president & CEO Keisha Sutton-James will serve as immediate past chair, legal consultant Joyce Fitch is named treasurer and Matrix Solutions chief revenue officer Brenda Hetrick will serve as incoming treasurer.

"The role of the AWM and Foundation boards is to lead our organizations and industry as we recognize, connect and educate women in all facets of media. We have a true working Board," stated AWM/F president Becky Brooks. "As AWM celebrate its 70th anniversary this year, it has never been more important to have strong, insightful leadership. This year's new directors have voiced their dedication to donating time and resources to guide these organizations to the next level. We are thrilled to have these talented, accomplished women joining our leadership for the next two years."

AWMF also announced that AWM/F board members Heather Cohen, Annie Howell and Mike McVay will continue to serve as chairs for the Gracie Awards.

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