Sylvia Strobel will lead the organization as it searches for a permanent replacement for Maria E. Brennan who is leaving to become president-CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications.
American Women in Radio & Television today announced that Sylvia Strobel, senior partner in the entertainment law firm Lehmann Strobel PLC, has been named AWRT interim president “to ensure a smooth transition for day-to-day operations and to lead the search for a permanent replacement” for Maria E. Brennan who is leaving to become president-CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications.
Strobel has been an attorney and business adviser to the entertainment community for over 18 years. Most recently she was president-general manager of The Pennsylvania Public Television Network. Her nonprofit also experience includes serving as chair for AWRT and treasurer for the Pennsylvania Women’s Campaign Fund. She is also a member of the Radio-Television Digital News Association and the National Press Club.
Valerie Blackburn, market controller for CBS Radio/Los Angeles, assumes Strobel’s role on the AWRT national board as chair.
“I am honored to be trusted with a duty as important as overseeing AWRT and finding its next leader. We will work diligently through this time of transition to uphold the legacy Maria Brennan leaves us with,” Strobel said.
The search for a permanent president is being conducted by The Coulter Companies, AWRT’s professional services firm. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to [email protected].