Michelle Abanez is the foundation coordinator of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). She is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of the foundation programs and development activities as well as office management of the foundation. She manages the social media profiles of the organization and the marketing initiatives of all collegiate and entry-level programs.
Prior to joining NABEF, Michelle started her career at the National Association of Broadcasters working as the administrative assistant for both the Membership and State Associations and Board Relations departments. In Membership, she was responsible for maintaining accurate information in NAB’s enterprise data base, participating in marketing projects and providing member service support. For State Associations, Michelle supported the department’s administrative needs and assisted with logistical details concerning the 50 State Broadcast Associations and the NAB Board of Directors.
Michelle graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Strategic Advertising, and a minor in Marketing.