Thank you for reading about me and voting in this year’s election. I currently and proudly serve as IRE’s vice-president and I’m a longtime member and cheerleader. I oversee the ABC News Investigative Unit, a talented team of journalists who are skilled at holding the powerful accountable – some of them recruited from this very organization. (And I landed two jobs myself through IRE!) I attended my first IRE conference as an intern at a local TV station and have been a passionate member ever since.
I hope you’ll consider giving me your vote to return to the board to serve you.
I’ve been honored to lead alongside IRE’s president this year and help shape the vision for the board and the organization. In addition to serving on the Executive and Governance Committees and the Election Task Force, I’ve served as chair of the Conference Committee for the past three years. I’m most proud of having recruited new, diverse voices and perspectives while continuing to tap our valued longtime members. I have ensured that every broadcast panel include at least one journalist of color and female journalist. And my committee has worked hard to make sure IRE and NICAR conferences remain affordable.
As vice-president, I’ve worked with our partners at the Missouri School of Journalism on initiatives designed to secure sources of funding for our organization as well as expand training opportunities under the renowned IRE brand.
I’ve mentored young journalists, spoken on panels and in workshops, screened awards, secured substantial corporate sponsorships and generally pitched in wherever and whenever needed. If re-elected, I still have more to do:
My management experience, coupled with my ability to bring people together, have served the IRE board, staff and membership well. I’m committed to IRE and bring the same passion to the board that I bring to the job I do every day. I would be grateful for your consideration and vote and hope to connect with you soon. Thank you!
Matt Goldberg, NBC Universal: It is my absolute pleasure to nominate Cindy Galli for the IRE Board. For more than 20 years Cindy has been a champion of investigative reporting and a mentor to so many IRE members. Her leadership, dedication and pure determination make her the right choice to guide IRE into the future. As the EP of ABC’s investigative team, Cindy knows how important our craft and stories are and the impact they can have on the communities we serve. She is the ultimate friend, colleague and example of an IRE advocate.
Mark Walker, The New York Times: I'm proud to nominate Cindy Galli for the IRE board. Since I’ve known Cindy I’ve been impressed by her depth of knowledge of the organization, the industry and what is needed to help young journalists thrive. The IRE’s members have benefitted immeasurably from Cindy’s leadership as vice president of the executive committee of the board of directors and chair of the conference committee. She has consistently curated content for the IRE and NICAR and been willing to tackle every issue put before her while serving on other committees. She is valued tremendously, not just by me, but by the staff and every member of the organization she comes in contact with. Cindy is a smart and hardworking leader. She has and will continue to be a tremendous asset to the IRE.
Issues on Which I’d Like to Focus:
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