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Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation to Continue Partnership with Katz Media Group in 2016

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) are pleased to announce Katz Media Group, the largest media representation company in America, will return as a 2016 partner, and Mark Gray, Katz Radio Group's President, will continue as an AWM/F Honorary Trustee.

"Katz Media Group is an important partner to the Alliance for Women in Media," said Kristen Welch, AWM/F Chair and SVP, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications, Inc. "Through partnerships like the one we have with Katz and Mark Gray as HT, AWM is able to recognize outstanding women in media, continue to build a community for members to connect and create a network of like-minded professionals that is unlike any other in the industry."

"Over my career I've had the privilege of working with some of the most inspiring and talented women in our industry," said Mark Gray, President of Katz Radio Group.  "I am thrilled to continue as an Honorary Trustee supporting the Foundation's work empowering women to reach their full potential – both personally and professionally -- and drive positive growth for our industry."

The Katz Media Group partnership includes sponsorship at The Women's Room @ NAB Show, April 18, 2016; a Gold Sponsorship at the Gracie Awards Gala, May 24, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif.; the Writer Sponsorship at the Gracie Awards Luncheon, June 21, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City and an Honorary Trustee.

The Honorary Trustee program at AWM/F offers senior executives the opportunity to engage and influence the strategy of AWM/F and its support of women in media. The HT program highlights ways to work together that are exclusive to Honorary Trustees and not available at any other partnership level through the Alliance for Women in Media or the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

Mark Gray joins Rebecca Hanson, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Jason Bailey, Sun Broadcast Group, as an Honorary Trustee.

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and inspires women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation.  Established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation:
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NAB and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. In addition to giving nearly $20,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards, a gala that honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women.

About Katz Media Group:
Katz Media Group is the largest media representation company in the United States.  Representing more than 3,000 radio stations, 700 television stations and their digital extensions, Katz Media Group provides advertisers and agencies one point of access to over 200 million active consumers across the country. Katz Media Group is comprised of two divisions: Katz Radio Group and Katz Television Group. Katz is based in New York City with 15 regional offices.


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