Dear UNITY Nominating Committee:
I am submitting my name to be UNITY Journalists Vice President.
We are in a pivotal period for the organization, and I will offer key support in a leadership role. I have a track record of coalition building, successful fundraising and membership recruitment.
Through my years serving AAJA, I have furthered our relationship with important industry partners, including groups whose main thrust is not necessarily focused on journalism diversity.
I have a deep understanding of the needs of corporate sponsors, media and non. I effectively promote the message that journalism diversity is a business imperative. And I am ready to have deeper talks with corporate executives about how they can help us achieve a news landscape that better reflects the changing face of America.
As we prepare to select a UNITY 2016 host site, I bring a breadth of knowledge about convention planning and contract negotiations. I will ensure that UNITY reaches the best deal for our alliance partners.
What can I help us accomplish?
* I am committed to restarting the conversation about bringing NABJ back to the UNITY fold. I will work with NABJ to outline areas that need mutual agreement and will keep alliance members apprised of progress.
* I have experience with executive searches that will position us to make a strategic hire in our next UNITY ED.
* I bring my strong sense of branding and knowledge of social media. I will make sure that UNITY's online presence gets more traction for issues of importance to our partners as well as to the journalism industry at large.
Successful leadership requires buy-in from all levels, so I will organize and participate in any number of virtual town halls so that our association members feel as invested as I do in continuing the success of UNITY and our common goals.
Yours in journalism diversity,
Doris N. Truong