Board of Visitors Member Honored at Gracies Leadership Awards

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Valerie Blackburn ’79

Valerie Blackburn ’79 received the Legacy Leadership Award from Alliance for Women in Media at the annual Gracies Leadership Awards in New York. Blackburn is a longtime radio executive, industry leader and AWM supporter. Blackburn has overseen financial and strategic planning for some of America’s most successful broadcast operators in their top radio markets throughout her career.

The annual Gracies Leadership Awards celebrates and recognizes women’s impact in the media industry and hopes to encourage emerging female leaders. “This is an exceptional honor, and I am incredibly appreciative to be recognized among this alliance of women I admire and respect, who continue to educate and connect those of us in media,” Blackburn said.

Blackburn serves on the Board of Visitors for Schieffer College and was the previous BOV president. She has been a faithful supporter of our Schieffer College, including TCU in her estate plan. Learn more about Valerie Blackburn.