Susan Fleischmann has worked in community media since 1976, beginning as a freelance photographer and then becoming involved in public access during the cable franchise hearings in Boston in 1981. After working at BNN-TV for two years, she joined the staff as Access Manager of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988. Executive Director since 1993, Susan is responsible for the day-to-day management of CCTV, as well as developing long-range vision for the organization. Her goal has been to diversify CCTV’s funding base and activities, in order to provide access to different media and technologies for everyone in Cambridge. Under her stewardship, CCTV opened one of the first computer labs located in an access center in 1996. A pioneer in introducing emerging technologies to the public access community, CCTV has received the Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming award nine times.