Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications
For Immediate Release
WJCT Board Member Gail Mendelson Sterman Elected to National APTS Board
(Jacksonville, FL, January 23, 2014); WJCT Board of Trustees member Gail Mendelson Sterman has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS). A national nonprofit membership organization established in 1979, APTS works – in concert with member stations – to conduct advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American.
Gail is a member of WJCT’s Board of Trustees and chairs the Board’s Advancement Committee. She has worked for more than 30 years in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in the areas of public relations, marketing and development. Gail began her career in West Virginia as host of a local television talk show and went on to become a reporter/anchor for WWVA, a 50,000-watt radio station.
While working with private schools, colleges and health care institutions, Gail developed and implemented local, regional and national media and public relations programs. She coordinated events honoring regional, national and international dignitaries; organized and led national media advisory boards; edited and produced promotional brochures and videos; conducted public relations audits; and directed feasibility studies as prelude to capital campaigns.
While working in higher education, Gail was a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She served on the CASE/Europe Task Force, helping establish a CASE presence in Europe. Gail also helped coordinate district meetings and, in 1990, was invited to be a participant in the CASE Leadership Conference.
Gail holds a B.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and was the first U.S. woman to receive the Fulbright Fellowship, Academic Administrators Award to the United Kingdom (1990).