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Letter from the President

Jennifer Burk headshotHappy Holidays!  As we reflect on the past year, there is much to be grateful for here at AWM.  We have had numerous fellowship and networking events with our peers and the opportunity to support DREAM Fund with fundraising efforts.  I would like to take this time to thank you for your support and to thank our Board for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.  Without them, all we do would not be possible.

Luncheon Program:  Wednesday, January 28
Nebraska Furniture Mart Enters the Top 5 Media Market

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We've heard the commercials and know about this brand new, huge furniture store coming to the area, so find out what all the talk is about at our January lunch program featuring Ed Lipsett from Nebraska Furniture Mart.

 Ed Lipsett

Ed has been with NFM since 1998 and currently oversees the new Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, which will be the largest home furnishing store in the world. Ed has worked in each of the Nebraska Furniture Mart locations, and holds his Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management...but also has worked in the retail management, sales, merchandising, loss prevention and operations.
 
Ed will cover a "History" of sorts of Nebraska Furniture Mart and offer his thoughts on entering the very competitive DFW furniture market, and their first opportunity in a Top 10 media market.  He will also offer insights into Grandscape, the unique urban development concept in The Colony that is being developed by Nebraska Furniture Mart.
 
Maggiano's NorthPark Center
11:15-11:40: Check-In and Networking
11:40-12:00: Lunch Service and Networking at Tables
12:00: President Welcome and Announcements
12:20: Program begins
1:00: Wrap-Up / Raffle Drawings
 
Lunch price:  $40 Members / $45 Non-Members
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Awards of Excellence – Voting Changes
The Annual Awards of Excellence Gala is an event that AWM hosts each April to recognize our peers in the media industry. 

AWM would like to inform you of some important changes that have been made to the voting procedures and categories:

Revised Voting Procedures
Revised Categories

The Board has implemented these changes to make the process fairer and to better align the categories with the mission of AWM.

If you have any questions regarding these voting changes, please contact Gina Harlow at harlow@thebarbershopmarketing.com

 

 Membership link:

http://allwomeninmedia-dfw.org/content/membership-form

Visit our Member Spotlight (link) and learn more about our Membership Co-Chair and President Elect, Jodie Warner!

http://allwomeninmedia-dfw.org/content/member-spotlight-jodie-warner

Don’t forget to check out our News and Blogs on the website for the latest happenings in the DFW market! 

Career Corner
Looking for a new position?  Visit the Career Corner!
Warmest Regards,
 
Jennifer Burk
2014-2015 President
Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Inc.
Jennifer.burk@spaceandtimemediaservices.com

 

Membership link:

http://allwomeninmedia-dfw.org/content/membership-form

 

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Now Accepting Nominations for the Silver Award of Excellence!

Call for nominations for the Silver Award of Excellence:
The Silver Award of Excellence presentation is the centerpiece of the AWM Awards of Excellence Gala, to be held on Thursday, April 16 at the Omni downtown. 
Now is the time to consider candidates for this most prestigious award.  Please review the attached criteria for the award and a list of past recipients
Please consider making a nomination.

AskAWM - Become a Better Man in Mo-vember

James Roman

By: James A. Roman, Local Sales Manager - KLIF-FM / KTCK-AM

Membership Spotlight - Greg Heitzman

Greg HeitzmanCan you give us a few personal details about your life? 

Member Spotlight - Jodie Warner

Jodie WarnerCan you give us a few personal details about your life? – I have been in advertising for approximately 16 years now.  My husband Kevin and I have been married over 20 years.  We have a beautiful 19 year old daughter named Sidney and a sweet pom-terrier named CoCo.

Member Spotlight - Jennifer Burk

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Jennifer Burk, Principal at Space & Time Media Services

Member Spotlight - Jordan Hutchinson

Jordan HutchinsonJordan Hutchinson – Sales Manager at Continental Television Sales/Katz Media Group and AWM Hospitality Co-Chairman

Interview with a Former Irene Runnels-Paula McStay Scholarship Winner

An interview with Haley Gatewood - 2012 Irene Runnels-Paula McStay Scholarship Winner

 

Haley GatewoodWhat impact did winning have?
Winning the scholarship meant a lot to me.

Spotlight on Dan Bennett, 2001 Silver Award Winner

dan bennettThe Silver Award of Excellence is the most prestigious award the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Alliance for Women in Media awards any individual. This lifetime achievement award has been presented at the Gala every year since 1983. The nomination for the Silver Award of Excellence is an extremely extensive process.

Spotlight on Sandy Cooke, 2006 Silver Award Winner

sandy cookeThe Silver Award of Excellence is the most prestigious award the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Alliance for Women in Media awards any individual. This lifetime achievement award has been presented at the Gala every year since 1983. The nomination for the Silver Award of Excellence is an extremely extensive process.

February Movers and Shakers

Check out the folks that have been moving on, moving up and moving out:

Greg Heitzman from Salem Reps to Entravision. 
Sandy Cooke has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at Dallas ABC National Spot Sales office
Touraan Chestnut Senior Partner, Broadcast Account Manager at GroupM Atlanta to Director of Broadcast Buying at The Company of Others
Mike Irvine - from ABC TV Sales to the good life