About

Christine Travaglini

Chair, AWM

Christine Travaglini

Chair, AWM

Christine Travaglini is President of Katz Radio Group. As President, Christine drives overall business development and strategy of Katz Radio Group’s 14 regional offices across the country that together serve as the national sales partner to more than 3,300 radio stations and their digital audio platforms. Christine leads the Katz team in driving maximum results for broadcasters and their advertisers through radio advocacy, innovative marketing solutions, and compelling data and insights.

Since 2008, Christine served as President of Christal Radio, a division within Katz. Prior to that she served as Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager for Christal, a post she held for five years.

In 2013, Christine was also named President of Katz Partnerships, the business development team focused on deepening relationships with agencies, and leveraging all of Katz’s partner’s broadcast and digital assets to develop innovative solutions for today’s big brands. Under her leadership, the Katz Partnerships team has developed and influenced millions of dollars for Katz broadcast clients providing first-to-market ideas and advertiser-focused audio solutions.

Christine began her career with Katz as a sales assistant in the Atlanta office, and was the first person to rise from an assistant to a division president within the organization.

Radio Ink has named Christine one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” since 2005. She has served on the National Board of Directors and is currently the Chair for the Alliance for Women in Media. Christine is an executive board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau; a board member of the IRTS; and an active speaker and panelist at industry events.

Keisha Sutton- James

Chair-Elect, AWM

Keisha Sutton- James

Chair-Elect, AWM

Keisha Sutton-James is Vice President, Inner City Broadcating Corp., and a third generation broadcaster. She joined ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc. (Inner City Broadcasting) in 2007, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the company's digital strategy. By rationalizing systems to build a common infrastructure and leveraging the portfolio of radio assets to build digital brands, she has created additional revenue streams for the company. Additionally, Keisha secured the company's minority certification and is leading business development efforts in the minority supplier arena. She is heavily involved with mentoring women and African-Americans and was instrumental in ICBC supporting the Broadcast Leadership Training Program at the NABEF. Prior to joining ICBC, Keisha spent six years post-MBA as a banker in the JP Morgan Private Bank advising family offices and owners of closely held businesses on all aspects of their wealth management. With $800MM in assets under management, she worked with her clients in investing, estate planning, philanthropic giving and family governance. Keisha has been active or held leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the Council of Urban Professionals, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the African-American MBA Alumni Association of the Wharton School of Business, and most recently, the NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council.

Sarah Foss

Immediate Past Chair, AWM

Sarah Foss

Immediate Past Chair, AWM

Sarah Foss is SVP, Strategic Initiatives, for FreeWheel Advertisers. With more than 25 years experience within the media technology field, Ms. Foss has a track record that includes success in start-up, small business, and large company environments, having built global competitive advantage through innovative product development, marketing, and customized sales. Ms. Foss most recently served as the President of the Advertising Division at YANGAROO, Inc. Prior to that, she was the SVP, Sales & Client Services, for Encompass Digital Media, CEO for VCI Solutions, as well as management positions in Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Division. Ms. Foss graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University with a master’s degree in telecommunications management.

Heather Cohen

Treasurer, AWM

Heather Cohen

Treasurer, AWM

Heather Cohen is Executive Vice President of The Weiss Agency, a broadcast talent agency which represents and develops the careers of many of the industry's most successful personalities. Ms. Cohen joined the Weiss Agency from GreenStone Media, LLC, where she was Vice President, Programming. She previously served as Assistant Program Director at New York’s WOR. Prior to that, she served as Executive Producer for “The Joan Hamburg Show”. Ms. Cohen also judged the Tony Awards for eight seasons.

Josie Thomas

Treasurer-Elect, AWM

Josie Thomas

Treasurer-Elect, AWM

Josie Thomas is Executive VP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation. In this role, Ms. Thomas oversees the Company’s commitment to diversity across all of its businesses. She leads multidimensional diversity and inclusion strategies working with senior executives throughout the corporation to develop talent, diverse suppliers, outreach, advocacy group engagement and national industry impact. In addition, she is the executive sponsor of CBS’s employee resource groups, while spearheading the CBS Corporation Diversity Council. She served as Chair of the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies and later Chaired the Board of Visitors of the then newly launched Global Journalism and Communications School at Morgan State University, where she also serves on the Board.

Kelly DeLace Perdomo

Director, AWM

Kelly DeLace Perdomo

Director, AWM

Kelly DeLace Perdomo is a dynamic, high-energy, senior marketing/production executive with 17-year track record of success spanning in-house and consulting roles. Kelly has demonstrated leadership in fast-paced, multinational corporate environments (Sony) and high-profile entertainment organizations (SiriusXM Radio, MTV, VH-1, Warner Bros). In her career, Kelly has proven her ability to build custom, individual, brand-based solutions that deliver outstanding results and maximize return on investment. Kelly is currently Vice President – Sports, Entertainment, Content, and Partnership Marketing at SiriusXM Radio

Joyce Fitch

Director, AWM

Joyce Fitch

Director, AWM

Joyce Fitch, Esq. serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. She joined the company in 2003 and brings over thirty years of legal experience to the organization.
A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Fitch began her legal career as a trial attorney with the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Baltimore and later worked as General Counsel for Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. and iSky, Inc. Prior to joining Beasley, she served as Assistant General Counsel to Rotech Healthcare, Inc.
Ms. Fitch is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Radio Music License Committee and serves on the Board of Managers of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, LLC. Additionally, she is a member of the Alliance for Women in Media.
On a community level, Ms. Fitch has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Youth Haven, a Naples, FL facility providing shelter and counseling to abused and neglected children. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples, Florida.

Abby Greensfelder

Director, AWM

Abby Greensfelder

Director, AWM

Abby Greensfelder is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Half Yard Productions. Greensfelder’s passion for compelling television, unforgettable storytelling and her interest in social anthropology spurred her to start independent production company Half Yard Productions in 2006 with business partner Sean Gallagher. Prior to starting Half Yard Productions, Greensfelder was senior vice president of programming and development for Discovery Channel. Abby started her career in production with Transatlantic Films, a UK-based production and distribution company. She is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry events, a contributor to Realscreen magazine, a member of the Maryland International Film Festival’s Advisory Board, an honorary member of Jewish Women International and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Greensfelder holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brenda Hetrick

Director, AWM

Brenda Hetrick

Director, AWM

Brenda believes that growing a company to greatness is fueled by organizational passion for strategic and innovative solutions that drive revenue and align with overall business goals. She focuses her efforts on socializing the value of the Matrix Media Sales Ecosystem to prospects, customers, thought leaders and industry influencers! As the Chief Revenue Officer, Brenda is responsible to conceive, develop and oversee the execution and success of all revenue-related operations including purposeful sales & marketing blueprints for the media industry. Brenda’s wide-ranging professional background allows her to apply strategic sales & marketing fundamentals to any industry and provide value by offering insightful, creative solutions to grow companies, overcome hitches, or enter new market segments. Industry experience: emerging technologies, software, media, healthcare, legal, non-profit/university and financial services. Brenda holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

Jinny Laderer

Director, AWM

Jinny Laderer

Director, AWM

Jinny is the leader of a growing technology company, vCreative, that services over 4,000 local radio, digital & TV stations, networks, and national media companies with cloud-based workflow solutions. She is also an advocate of women’s causes. She has been involved with MIW & AWM since 2008 and has been a judge for The Gracie Awards. Jinny is a Co-Founder and Board of Director for a non‐profit that rescues preteen and teen girls out of sex trafficking in Honduras. She also serves on the board of her local church.

Meg LaVigne

Director, AWM

Meg LaVigne

Director, AWM

Meg LaVigne is President of LaVIGNE MEDIA, a television strategic leadership and content development/distribution brand known as "The TV Scout." LaVigne is respected as a versatile and creative team-oriented leader whose skills have propelled several media organizations to record successes. Positive leadership talents led her to important senior positions in TV on 'both sides of the desk' including station management roles at CBS, Viacom and President of TV at Litton Entertainment.

Diane Schwartz

Director, AWM

Diane Schwartz

Director, AWM

Diane Schwartz serves as the Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of the Media Communications Group at Access Intelligence. She oversees the group, which includes Cynopsis, AdExchanger, Cablefax, Admonsters, PR News, Social Shakeup, StudioDaily and Folio. In her 21 years at Access Intelligence, Diane has launched more than 100 conferences, awards programs, web sites, events, e-media ventures and ancillary products. A 30-year media veteran, Diane is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, has served on the boards of the Specialized Information Publishers Association and on the Digital Media Committee of American Business Media, as well as serving on numerous other PR, media and business committees. She is a volunteer and mentor in her local community and is a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish America.

Katherine Wolfgang

Director, AWM

Katherine Wolfgang

Director, AWM

Katherine Wolfgang is Head of Public Relations for Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC, where she leads public relations strategies and narratives across all CBC platforms and services including television, streaming and digital, radio, podcasts, music, news and sports. With more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian, U.S. and international media industry, Ms. Wolfgang joined CBC from leading global production company Shaftesbury, where she served as VP, Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, she was VP, International Communications for Discovery based in Maryland, where she oversaw communications for the company’s international division. Before joining Discovery, Ms. Wolfgang worked in a number of progressive roles with Astral Media’s The Movie Network and Family Channel, where she helped launch top HBO and Disney programming in Canada including Six Feet Under and Lizzie McGuire and created Bullying Awareness Week, for which she received the IABC Award of Merit. Ms. Wolfgang was a member of the Discovery team that was honoured with PR Week’s Large Corporate Communications Team of the Year Award in 2008.