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NAMME Elects Board, Sets New Agenda

The National Association of Minority Media Executives elected four officers and board members and says it has set an aggressive agenda to raise its profile and better prepare leaders for digital media.

The National Association of Minority Media Executives elected four officers and board members and says it has set an aggressive agenda to raise its profile and better prepare leaders for digital media.

At its 14th Annual Conference, the board elected Neil Foote, president of Foote Communications, as board chair; J. Wendy Thompson, vice president of operations for Telemundo affiliate owner ZGS Communications, as vice-chair; Michelle Duke, diversity services and development director of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, as secretary; and Digby Solomon, president/publisher/CEO of The Daily Press, Newport News, Va., as treasurer.

Additionally, four new members joining the board are Shaunice Hawkins, vice president, diversity and multicultural initiatives, Magazine Publishers of America; Retha Hill, former vice president of content for BET Interactive and the newly named director of the New Media Innovation Lab at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University; Francisco “Frank” R. Montero, co-managing partner, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth; and Shabnum Norling, director of digital and emerging media, CMP Media/Tech Web.

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