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Sheila Kirby Named President-Elect of MIW

Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc announces Sheila Kirby as its president-elect. Her term will begin January 1, 2025. She most recently served as SVP, sales acceleration for Audacy. Prior to her role at Audacy, Kirby held key executive positions, including SVP of talent development at Tribune Salesim Solutions and president of Strategic Sales Development at Interep. In her role as president-elect, she will continue to champion the mission of MIW, supporting and empowering women across all facets of the radio industry. She states, “I am deeply honored to serve as president of Mentoring and Inspiring Women. Nothing is more meaningful to me than helping women advance in their careers, especially at a time when women in various industries are finally having a well-deserved surge of recognition.” She will succeed current president Ruth Presslaff, who says, “Working with our extraordinary board to become a 501 (c)(3) and create new mentorships for programming, engineering, on-air and our Speak Up program, as well as multiple state association partnerships has been immensely rewarding. I know under Sheila’s incredible leadership, MIW will continue to soar and serve.”