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Board Memebers
2016
To empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.
  1. Mary Lanoue-Gers
    Mary Lanoue-Gers
    Co-President
  2. Erika Grimm
    Erika Grimm
    Co-President
  3. Stacy
    Stacy
    Communications
  4. Joe Silva
    Joe Silva
    Treasurer
  5. Sidne Auvert
    Sidne Auvert
    Digital Media
  6. Dr. Joseph Lopez
    Dr. Joseph Lopez
    Event Committee Board Member
  7. Rory Charitan
    Rory Charitan
    Event Committee Board Member
  8. Griffin Rogers III
    Griffin Rogers III
    Secretary
  9. Shawnee Cervantes
    Shawnee Cervantes
    Hospitality
  10. Dr. Valerie Greenberg
    Dr. Valerie Greenberg
    Advisory Board Member
American Women in Radio & Television is a national nonprofit organization that extends membership to qualified professionals, women and men, in the electronic media and allied fields. AWRT's mission is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry.​​​

Founded in 1951, AWRT has worked to improve the quality of electronic media, to promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the electronic media and allied fields; to serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and to become involved in community concerns.

The San Antonio Media Alliance Chapter of AWRT was founded in July 1983. The mission of the SAMA Chapter is to serve its members by supporting the goals and objectives of AWRT through effective programs and services. AWRT historically has provided a voice for women in the electronic media and allied fields. AWRT's local and national efforts are focused on four goals: 

To work to improve the quality of the electronic media; 

To promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the electronic media and allied fields; 

To serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and 

To become involved in community concerns. 

As a national organization, AWRT takes positions on policy issues of importance to women. Over the past several years, AWRT has worked hard to promote ownership opportunities for women in the communications industry and to support efforts to make equal employment opportunity rules for women in communications effective and efficient.

We encourage you to support the advancement of women in the communications industry. To contact your Congressional representatives: in the U.S. Senate, dial 202-224-3121; in the U.S. House of Representatives, dial 202-225-3121.