News from the IAWTV today:
“The International Academy of Web Television™ (IAWTV), an nonprofit organization founded to promote and recognize excellence in original online programming, has announced the newest members of its Board of Directors.
- April Grant, Executive Producer, Indie Intertube
- Paul Kontonis, Chief Media Evangelist, Outrigger Media
- J. Sibley Law, Founder & President, Saxon Mills
- Susan Miller, Writer/Producer, “Anyone But Me”
- Jenni Powell, Content & VIP/Speaker Coordinator, Bryan Allen Events
- Tim Street, Writer/Producer/Director, Ape Digital Inc.”
Not everyone I voted for got a place on the Board, but I am happy with the result. There is a good mix of new and old members, and an International member of the Board, at last! Although April Grant is from the US, she is living in Victoria, BC at the moment, where she co-hosts the weekly ‘Indie Intertube‘ shows with Amanda Shockley. I have seen all those elected taking active roles in promoting the IAWTV and new media in general, across various platforms, so I know these people have the experience, passion and drive to make things happen.
If you are a member of the IAWTV and you voted in the elections – thank you! This organisation needs members to be active and engaged to drive forward. It’s not just the Board members and all those who help on the various committees that make the organisation – it is every single member doing whatever they can to promote, encourage and shape the future.
I was very touched to have been nominated to the Board a second time, but chose to decline because I have some huge projects on the go at the moment and I knew I couldn’t devote the necessary time to the post. Our new and standing Board members have committed to a huge amount of work on our behalf, and I would like to publicly state that I really appreciate it. I might not agree with every decision but I do support the Board and I am really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the IAWTV.