Michelle Duke is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. In this role she sets strategic and tactical direction, builds strong partnerships with key organizations oversees the design, development and management of NABEF’s leadership initiatives.
Since she has been at NABEF, she has developed the concept for the NABEF continuum of programs and has created a number of successful programs with measurable results including: the Leadership Development Program, the Technology Apprenticeship Program and the Connections Mentoring Program. In 2007 she began managing the NABEF Broadcast Leadership Training program, designed to train executive broadcasters to purchase stations or move into more senior level executive positions.
Prior to this, she held the position of Vice President of Diversity and Development at the NABEF. In this role she was responsible for setting the strategic direction of NABEF’s diversity agenda. She created a number of initiatives designed to move the diversity needle in the broadcasting industry.
Before joining NABEF in January 2005, she was the Director of Leadership Programs for the Newspaper Association of America. She started her media career as a reporter for the now defunct, afternoon daily The Nashville Banner, which was based in Nashville, TN.
Michelle has been listed on Radio Ink Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Radio for the past five years. She serves on the national board of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and as the immediate past board chair of the Washington Literacy Center. She has served as a board director and volunteered her time for numerous organizations.
She received her Bachelor of Science in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University.