Why Mentoring Matters: Preparing the Next Generation of Public Media Leaders

  • Thursday - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Reunion A
  • #PMDMC19

75% of millennials deem mentoring critical to their success. With millennials continuing to flood the marketplace (they will account for 50% of the global workforce in 2020), mentoring has the potential to ensure that these young leaders have the skills they need to be effective and impactful. This session will explore the formal and informal mentor programs currently happening in public media and how station leaders can create such programs at their own organizations and foster cross-departmental training. The session will also highlight the formal programs available in the system and how public media staff can participate.


Adrienne Fairwell | VP Marketing - Communications & Development | South Carolina ETV - SCETV
Deanna Mackey | President/Executive Director | Public Television Major Market Group
Erika Matsuda | Membership and Events Manager | MontanaPBS
Sara Richards | Assistant Project Manager | NPR
Veronica Varela Reyes | Mentorship & Engagement Coordinator | Public Media Women in Leadership