The national chapter of the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) recently appointed Carol Grothem, vice president, broadcast media at Compass Point Media (division of Campbell Mithun), to a two-year term on its national board of directors.
Grothem, a member of the association for 15 years, served on the board of the local chapter for the past 10 years and also is its past president. She also has received the Diamond Member of the Year award twice since the local chapter created the award six years ago.
Other members of the 19-member AWM national board represent organizations including Google, Discovery Communications, CBS Radio, CNN and other media-related legal and consulting service providers nationwide. Grothem will be the only board member representing the advertising-agency industry. Only one other person from the Twin Cities has served on AWF’s national board: Norma Cox, national sales manager for Minnesota Public Radio.
The appointment acknowledges Grothem’s national leadership and visibility in the radio industry. She gives credit to her own local mentors – Mary Murphy of Initio Advertising and Anne McKean, Martin Williams – for igniting her passion and drive for the media business.
The Alliance for Women in Media (formerly known as American Women in Radio & Television) celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2010 and is the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment.