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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. (MIW) has appointed three new members to its board of directors. The United States-based non-profit organization consists of top-level female radio professionals committed to using their experience, influence and resources to help other women in radio develop management and leadership skills.
The three new members are Haley Jones of MRC Data, Melissa Mitchell of Bonneville International and Brittney Jackson of Urban One/Radio One, Inc.
Haley Jones serves as head of independents for MRC Data. She oversees independent labels, small radio groups and managers with ‘music intelligence’ – airplay, consumption data (sales or streaming) or helping clients understand changing consumer behaviors. Jones previously spent over 20 years in radio programming, shaping brands such as KFOG in San Francisco, KGSR in Austin and KMTT in Seattle.
Melissa Mitchell is Bonneville International‘s corporate controller and director of finance. She is responsible for financial accounting and reporting, accounts payable, consolidated traffic operations and operational process and reporting improvement for the company’s markets in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Mitchell has over 25 years of broadcast experience. Since 2008, she has been an active member of the Media Financial Management Association and its board.
Brittney Jackson currently serves as the general and digital sales manager for Urban One/Radio One, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia. She is responsible for recruiting and developing new talent, leading multi-platform sales efforts and increasing annual revenue. A graduate of MIWs 2016 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program, Jackson has participated in numerous leadership programs and served as a speaker at the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Media Sales Institute and the RAB/NAB Radio Show.
MIW board president Ruth Presslaff said, “We are extremely fortunate to have not one but three powerhouses join our board. Their success speaks for itself; it’s their willingness to pay it forward for the good of women and our industry that makes each so special and appreciated.”