THE CENTER HONORS disney’s rita ferro
Frank Stanton Award
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Reception 11:30 AM
Luncheon 12:30 PM
583 Park Avenue
THE FRANK STANTON AWARD
Each year the Center for Communication honors a member of the media industry with the Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communication. This year, Rita Ferro, President, Disney Advertising Sales, will be joining the ranks of such esteemed past honorees as Michael R. Bloomberg, Ted Turner, Tom Freston, Josh Sapan, Debra Lee, Shane Smith, Katharine Graham, and William S. Paley.
Debra O'Connell, President and General Manager, WABC-TV, joins us as our Luncheon Chair to present Rita with the Stanton Award.
Rita leads ad sales for a vast and growing portfolio of Disney/ABC properties, including ABC Entertainment, F/X Networks, and ESPN. She is also a dedicated advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in media. Read the full release here.
The Center’s annual event is much more Golden Globes than Academy Awards; it’s the one place media and entertainment executives (and rivals) gather to share riffs, chronicle behind-the-scenes anecdotes and deliver laughs.
Funds raised at the luncheon enable the Center to provide dozens of free educational programs serving thousands of students each year. We connect college and university students with leading media professionals to learn about career opportunities and the latest developments in the ever-evolving media industry.
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Director of Development
212-686-5005, ext 102