Pasadena Media Executive Director Elected Board Chair of Alliance for Community Media
PASADENA, Calif.—Keri Stokstad, Executive Director, Pasadena Community Access Corp., (PCAC) www.pasadenamedia.org has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Media, (ACM) a national organization dedicated to community access cable television. She was elected by the Board and her term runs through December 2013.
Ms. Stokstad will lead ACM, www.allcommunitymedia.org, in its mission to educate, advocate, and act as a resource for more than 3,000 Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide.
“I am honored by the opportunity to lead this prestigious organization as its Board Chair,” Ms. Stokstad said. ”I look forward to further engaging community media centers to provide critical services as we continue to make the ACM the premier organization that supports our nation’s communities by promoting effective communication through community use of media.”
Phil Hopkins, PCAC Board Chair, congratulated Ms. Stokstad on her achievement.
“Keri is a strong leader for both (PCAC) Pasadena Media and the ACM. She’s a personal champion of our cause, and a talented visionary who will take our critical mission of preserving community media forward into the future,” Hopkins said.
Ms. Stokstad holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in communications. She has worked in community media for more than 20 years. Ms. Stokstad has devoted her career to providing leadership and executive management expertise by establishing several community media centers across the United States.
She is a strong proponent of citizen journalism and utilizing new media tools, technologies and platforms for community television. In 2011, she was awarded ACM’s Sue Buske Leadership Award for providing a demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of ACM and for her leadership within the organization.
Ms. Stokstad has been the Executive Director of PCAC since January 2012. PCAC is a non-profit operating company of the City of Pasadena that oversees the Public, Education, Government cable TV access stations in Pasadena. For more information, go online to www.pasadenamedia.org.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 9, 2013
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