AWM/F Executive Director
Becky Brooks was appointed as Executive Director in June 2015. Her professional roles include spells as Vice President at the International SPA Association (where she began her career as an intern) and as Executive Director at Imago Relationships International. Becky’s background includes executive experience in governance, sales, publications, events and strategic planning — skills she puts to good use when juggling time with her family, including her son and daughter’s sports and activities, and working with an amazing group of women in media.
Lori Weaver Hawkins
PR & Marketing Manager
Since the start of my career in communications and marketing, I’ve found it to be a path that
was tremendously rewarding, while still fresh and challenging at the same time. Although I’ve
done my time at the agency level, private firms and even as a globe-hopping member of the
trade media, my heart and soul lies with association work. I work in social media, promotion of our events and connecting to all our Gracie honorees (and potential honorees) past and present! My personal life is somewhat reflective of my professional endeavors. I enjoy travel, love to dabble in digital design, and spend time nurturing familial relationships.
Since beginning my career after graduating I have held various sales and marketing titles and later operations management roles in nationally recognized branded hotels. While I learned so much and found my various roles challenging at times I desired a new challenge outside of hotels. My passion is helping people from all walks of life personally and professionally. As the Operations Manager for the Alliance for Women in Media I will be supporting Gracie entrants, members and affiliates. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to see new places as well as knitting!
Lisa Stephenson brings more than 25 years of experience in event planning, in a career spanning a variety of appointments and environments. She has worked extensively in hotel management, association management, corporate hospitality and sports marketing event management. Contact Lisa for event logistics or if you have a dog that needs taken in.