|IRTS Hall of Mentorship Dinner|
|Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:56|
IRTS HALL OF MENTORSHIP DINNER
The 2013 IRTS HALL OF MENTORSHIP DINNER will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at The Pierre. We invite the industry to embrace the IRTS mission of BUILDING FUTURE MEDIA LEADERS by saluting top leaders of today for extraordinary mentorship.
Now in its second year, this IRTS fundraiser replaces the annual Gold Medal Gala. IRTS President and CEO Joyce Tudryn explains, "Mentorship has always been the centerpiece of the IRTS educational programs and diversity initiatives, yet we traditionally give accolades based on industry achievements. We now proudly honor extraordinary leaders, who inspire us to make a difference through mentoring. May their examples set some models in motion, and serve as a call for action to all.
Join the media industry in saluting three outstanding executives for extraordinary mentorship!
2013 IRTS FOUNDATION
Tuesday, October 15th
The Pierre in New York City
2013 IRTS HALL OF MENTORSHIP HONOREES
While those of us in the media industry have always thought of Don as the quintessential mentor to everyone from the DC public high school students he has assisted in attending college, to his two-way mentorship with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, much is now being written about his inspiring style at this pivotal time in the history of The Washington Post Company. Known for seldom accepting awards, we are grateful to be able to present Don with one he so richly deserves.
Most recently CEO of top media agency OMD, Alan, who is widely respected for shepherding new start-ups, has just started one of his own with OMD parent Omnicom as an investor. He was been a great inspiration to student entrepreneurs participating in the 10-week Incubator Awards Program OMD developed with client GE.
The press has hailed him as "the most influential media and telecommunications lawyer in the U.S." as well as the "The Father of High Definition Television", but those who know him will tell you that, above all, he has been an amazing mentor to so many in our industry, and he continues to keep his door open wide to those just starting out.
The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today's leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals. Proceeds from this event will benefit the IRTS educational programs, including the 9-week expense-paid Summer Fellowships, Multicultural Career Workshops, and Faculty Seminars. Your contribution, less $225 per seat is deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. IRTS programs try to ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age. IRTS stands for International Radio and Television Society, but these days we simply use our acronym because we embrace legacy, digital, and emerging media in all that we do.