Network President Bios:
|Jacquie Gales Webb '77 - Washington DC
As a radio project manager for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Jacquie Gales Webb works with public radio networks, station managers, producers, and consultants to support and improve the nation’s public radio system. She has hosted the number-one Sunday afternoon Gospel music program on 96.3 WHUR in Washington, D.C. since 1990 and has produced two gospel music CD compilations for Time Life.
|Margie Sullivan '81 - Boston
In 1999, Margie was the executive producer for Mary Mazzio’s award-winning documentary A Hero for Daisy. Margie joined Redtree Productions in 2003 and uses her limitless skills to produce a gambit of work for Redtree, from interactive to film production.
| Rosalie Sheffield '81 - Colorado
Rosalie was one of the Emerson students selected to move
to Atlanta in 1981 and start CNN. In the words of Ted Turner "Who says
you can't start a network with a bunch of kids!" From there, she moved
to KTRK, the ABC affiliate in Houston, to become an editor. After
several years, she went on to edit at KVUE Austin (ABC), married Jesse
and had two children, Becca and Jacob. In 1995, they moved to Boulder
CO, where Rosalie became a Regional Sales Manager for Macrosystem US.
Since starting her own company in 2006, Dynamic Special Events, Rosalie
has worked on dozens of events with a variety clients, including the
Rocky Mountain Audio Video Conference, GIS in the Rockies, Boulder
International Film Festival and legendary musician Otis Taylor's Trance
|Ron Bostwick '81 - Colorado
Ron Bostwick stayed in Boston after graduation, and
worked in sales, advertising, and TV/spot production. He then left it
all to live the "Cahlaradah life." He did a bit of ski-bumming while
finally getting into radio. He moved to Boulder and has been a talent
booker for a national syndicated radio show (E Town), a morning
show producer/promotions director (KBCO-FM), and a freelance event
producer. Ron is now an executive producer for the Boulder International
Film Festival (BIFF1.com), entertainment director for the Bolder
Boulder 10k foot race (BolderBoulder.com) and the Denver Marathon
(DenverMarathon.com), and more. Along with Rosalie Kauffman Sheffield
’81, he started the Colorado chapter of the Alumni Association.
|Nanci Isaacs '79 - EBONI
President of the EBONI Alumni Association, Nanci Isaacs brings many
skills and talents to the role. A class of '79 graduate, she has worked
over the years in broadcast advertising, sports marketing and
development for several 501 (c) 3 organizations. Nanci has worked in
Boston, the U S Virgin Islands, New York and Los Angeles. She is
currently National Marketing Director for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Magazine. Born and raised in Boston, she has called Los Angeles home
for the past 20 years where she lives with her husband Kelvin and their
two daughters, Isabelle (14) and Olivia (12).
|Linda Corradina '81 - New York
Linda Corradina has enjoyed an illustrious career in
media production. She was senior vice president/executive producer for
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia responsible for supervising all new
programming and development as well as overseeing the creative content
and all production needs of MSLO Television. Past positions include
helping to found Oxygen Media, and senior vice president, programming
and production, for VH1 at Viacom. Corradina won
two Emmys and two Peabody Awards. She currently is raising three
daughters, renovating her loft, and studying Italian. Linda is the
co-president of the NYC Alumni Chapter.
|Andy Friedman '97 - South Florida
Andy returned home after graduation to his native city of Miami Beach, Florida, in December, 1996, to a freelance career in television and film. Since graduating law school in 2003, Andy worked with Major League Baseball player agents until settling into his current employment with the Miami-Dade County court system. He enjoys meeting fellow South Florida Emersonians and looks forward to the future of the South Florida Chapter.
|Cindy Lieber '83 - South Florida
Cindy Lieber is a veteran of broadcast and cable
television production with more than 25 yearss experience. She has
written and produced programs for nearly every major network, including
ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, VH-1, A&E, Lifetime, Food Network, and PBS.
Program genres she has worked in include news, elections, talk,
documentary, magazine, game, music, award, food, and travel. Lieber was
instrumental in the funding, development, marketing, and publicizing of
two large South Florida-based start-ups: ByeByeNow.com and Javalution Coffee Company. She lives with her husband and son in Miami Beach.
|Mark Stewart '77 - Los Angeles
Mark graduated cum laude with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He obtained his JD cum laude from St. Louis University in 1981.
He is a shareholder in LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames in Downtown Los Angeles, specializing in medical malpractice defense litigation. He is married to actress Lynn Ann Leveridge. They have two adult daughters, Colleen Marie and Molly O'Neil.
|André Archimbaud '94 - New York
André Archimbaud stayed in Boston after graduation to work as a producer/engineer for the NPR-style Christian Science Monitor Radio. He took a similar role at CBS in New York City four years later, where he produced an 18-month series for Dan Rather called 'The American Dream.' He also worked in film and TV on shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Law and Order, and The Sopranos. He has also penned articles about pop culture as a freelance journalist. In 2007, André moved into the digital domain in working for Yahoo! and now works for Google’s first Global Strategic Partner at ReachLocal. He is proud of his Emerson connection and is always willing to put in that extra ounce of energy to help Emersonians.
|Stephen Farrier '75 - EBONI
award-winning Director of Photography, Producer and Director, Stephen
W. Farrier, a Los Angeles based filmmaker has worked in television
production for over 30 years. He launched his career in Boston as a news
film cameraman for WBZ-TV. He has worked on such shows as: Dateline NBC, The Dog Whisperer , House Hunters International, A&E Biography, 48 hours, 60 Minutes and America’s Most Wanted,
which he has also directed. Under his company, Stephen Farrier
Productions, he has supplied video production services to Winner and
Associates for media training since 1998. His visionary approach to
cinematography has garnered him numerous awards including the Gold
Plaque for Special Achievement in Cinematography at the Chicago
International Film Festival and the Gold Hugo for Dreams Under Fire. He also co-produced a half-hour television special, Dreams on Fire, which aired nationwide on PBS and bestowed him an Emmy.
|Elizabeth Rossi '89 - Seattle
Elizabeth Rossi is a marketing communications professional with more than twenty years of experience creating and implementing comprehensive communication strategies for corporate and non-profit organizations. For thirteen years she worked at PBS’s flagship public television station, WGBH Boston, where she developed, led, and collaborated on high profile campaigns for national series including The American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery! and This Old House. In 2007, Elizabeth started her own marketing communications consultancy, Cote Communications, in Seattle, Washington with local and national clients including Universal Studios and REI. In 2008, she joined Pacific Place, Downtown Seattle’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, where she is currently a senior manager overseeing all marketing activities. She holds a B.S. in mass communications with a major in radio from Emerson.
|Robert Mathers '95 - Atlanta
Robert D. Mathers is a media executive and consultant, previously serving as vice president, digital operations for Cumulus Media, the second largest radio broadcaster in the United States. Starting his career as an on-air personality, promotions coordinator and web producer at CBS Radio's WZLX-FM in Boston, he went on to become Assistant Promotions Director, and on-air personality for Clear Channel's WAXQ-FM in New York. By 2002, Robert had risen inside Clear Channel NYC to run digital programming and sales for the trading region. In 2006, he joined ABC Radio Networks as Director of New Media and following the merger with Citadel Broadcasting was promoted to VP, Digital Media in 2010. After the merger between Citadel and Cumulus Media, Robert took over Digital Operations for the company and works at Cumulus' Atlanta Headquarters. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: Radio.
|Jennifer Hill Robenalt '91 - Austin
Jennifer Hill Robenalt is a vice president in Porter Novelli's Austin office and brings 24 years of experience in writing, publicity, strategic communications, media training, messaging, public relations campaigns, event planning and more. In addition to creating high-profile digital content for Fortune 500 technology clients, Robenalt also works with a variety of consumer clients and also leads internal communications for Porter Novelli's worldwide network of ninety offices. Prior to joining Porter Novelli, Robenalt worked with organizations and companies including Paramount Pictures, Advanced Micro Devices, Convio, Hard Rock Café, and many other notable organizations. Robenalt was a founding member of Reel Women in Austin, and served on boards and advisory committees for CInemaker Co-op, Cinematexas and Austin Film Society. She has served as the conference director for the Austin Film Festival and presented screenwriting workshops for South by Southwest. Robenalt is still an active creative writer and published her first novel, The Dear Hereafter.