WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2009 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that Melodie Virtue, an owner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, has been named by American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) as its 2008 Achievement Award Winner.
The AWRT Achievement Award is presented annually to a member who has contributed greatly to the betterment of the media industry and strengthened the role of the organization within the community. Ms. Virtue has served in official roles within the organization, both locally and nationally, for more than two decades.
“It is I who should be recognizing AWRT and not the other way around. Any small contribution I’ve made to AWRT has come back to me tenfold, not only in growing my depth of knowledge of the industry but also in getting to know and collaborate with some the best professionals our industry has to offer,” Ms. Virtue said.
This year’s award will be presented during the AWRT Women’s Media Forum on Friday, March 6, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
About American Women in Radio & Television
American Women in Radio & Television is the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWRT carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large. Founded in 1951, AWRT works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange, and give back to the community it serves.