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Alliance for Community Media Announces Keri Stokstad as Board Chair

Contact: Diana Cummins, 703-506-2889

(McLean, VA, December 6, 2012) – The Alliance for Community Media and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media are pleased to announce Keri Stokstad, Executive Director, Pasadena Community Access Corp. (Pasadena Media), as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Keri will lead the ACM in its mission to educate, advocate, and act as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide.

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead this prestigious organization,” said Keri Stokstad, Chair, ACM. “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.”

A graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in communications, Stokstad has been an advocate for community media  for more than 20 years and is highly regarded for her accomplishments in community media. 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 as a compliment to community television. Stokstad was awarded the ACM’s Sue Buske Leadership Award in 2011 for providing a demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the ACM and for leadership within the organization. Stokstad has been the Executive Director of Pasadena Media since January, 2012.

“The ACM appreciates Keri’s commitment to advancing our organization throughout the years,” said ACM Executive Director, Sylvia Strobel. “I look forward to working with Keri and the ACM Board as we implement our ambitious agenda, including our upcoming Youth Media Summit this winter and the 2013 ACM Annual Conference in San Francisco in the spring.”

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About the Alliance for Community Media:  Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people.  The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide. For more information, visit ACM’s new website at

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