Karalee Misner, Neuhoff Media Account Executive, Decatur, IL
NAPLES, Florida (August 22, 2018) Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group awarded the 2018 “MIW Rising Star Award” to Neuhoff Media Account Executive Karalee Misner at the eleventh annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Formed from an alliance with Marketron in 2016, the MIW Rising Star is named in honor and memory of the late Renée Roth, Marketron’s long-time Vice President of International Sales. Now it its third year, it is awarded to the top scoring scholarship applicant from the annual program and includes a scholarship to attend the Radio Show produced by the RAB and NAB.
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and the MIW Group present “Rising Through the Ranks” each summer. The 2-day intensive training seminar, held August 15-16, 2018 in BMI’s Nashville offices, supports the advancement of women in radio sales management by offering participants real world applications that can be utilized in the workplace immediately. Over 20 female radio professionals attend annually and, thanks to the groups mentioned above, a portion of their expenses is covered by scholarships.
Karalee Misner’s radio career began in 2017 with Neuhoff Media in Decatur, IL. Before entering the broadcasting industry, she was the Marketing Director at Land of Lincoln Credit Union in Decatur. A 2008 graduate of Illinois State University, Karalee has been named one of the Business Journal of Central Illinois’s 20 Under 40 People Making a Difference in our Community. In 2015, she received the Top High Achiever award for her leadership efforts within the credit union. Karalee is an active community member serving on local boards including the Decatur Rotary Club and the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce.
MIW Group spokeswoman Denyse Mesnik comments, “We are grateful to Marketron for their generous support, and so very proud of Karalee. She has demonstrated her abilities to both her company and, through her application to Rising Through the Ranks, to the organizations that host this unique leadership program. Each of the accomplished ladies in this year’s class earned their seat in the room; however, Karalee walked out with bragging rights as the 2018 MIW Rising Star. Congratulations, Karalee!”
“What an honor it is to be embraced and recognized by an incredibly influential tribe of women,” said Karelee Misner. “I could not be more proud and humbled to be among them.”
“We are thrilled to support Karalee and the Rising Through the Ranks program as mentorship is key to our future success as an industry. Marketron established this scholarship in memory of our colleague Renée Roth who believed in mentoring and actively worked to help young women achieve and succeed in media. Karalee is an exceptional young woman with a history of making the best of everything she is given, and she works for a company led by an exceptional role model, Beth Neuhoff. We congratulate Karalee on earning this award and Neuhoff Media for providing a culture for women to thrive and shoot for the stars in their careers!” said Deborah Esayian, Senior Vice-President at Marketron Broadcast Solutions.
Karalee can be congratulated at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MIW Radio Group:
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is a volunteer organization consisting of top-level female media professionals from across the country, who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in radio broadcasting develop strong management and leadership skills. The MIW Group is equally committed to advocating for the advancement of women to senior positions in radio broadcasting. For more information, please visit www.radioMIW.com.
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