News/Media Alliance Names Judy Gawczynski Vice President, Membership


Judy Gawczynski

Arlington, VA – The News/Media Alliance welcomes Judy Gawczynski as its Vice President of Membership. In this role, Gawczynski will work closely with the Alliance leadership team and staff to build a new membership engagement program for the Alliance.

Prior to this role, Gawczynski was Director of Membership at the Future of Privacy Forum, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC focused on advancing responsible data practices, where she oversaw the organization’s member acquisition and retention strategy.

She has developed and implemented membership engagement strategies for corporate and individual memberships that included C-suite executives and managed member events and sponsorships.

“Judy has a detailed understanding of member relations and how to motivate and inspire engagement and action,” said Alliance President and CEO, David Chavern. “Her background fits perfectly with the goal of this position, to increase member engagement through developing and executing creative and effective strategies. We couldn’t be happier to have her on board.”

Prior to working for the Future of Privacy Forum, Gawczynski developed and implemented membership recruitment and retention strategies and oversaw member communities at the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) in Arlington, VA.

“I am excited about this opportunity to apply my knowledge of member relations and services to my work with the Alliance membership,” said Gawczynski. “I look forward to working with the Alliance staff to create meaningful and engaging programs that will inspire and help members as they navigate the changing media landscape.”

Gawczynski started in her new role on September 19 and leads the Membership team, including two Alliance staff.

Gawczynski graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in English. She obtained Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in May 2017. Originally from the Chicago area, she currently resides in Arlington, VA.


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The News/Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news and magazine media organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print and digital publishers of original journalism. Headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., the association focuses on ensuring the future of journalism through communication, research, advocacy, and innovation. Information about the News/Media Alliance can be found at


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