Adrienne M. Jones,
Vice President / Immediate Past President
Shanita Akintonde, President
The 2015 Board of the Directors for Alliance for Women in Media Chicago Chapter
Board of Directors
Shanita is an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago where she has taught for the past 15 years. Her teaching repertoire includes teaching in the areas of Marketing, Advertising, PR, English and Television including courses that she has developed such as Marketing to Women, Hip Hop Marketing Trends and GLBT Advertising.
Adrienne started her Sales/Marketing career while attending college full time in 1983, then spent 12 years in the ever changing Telecommunications field. Through September 1995. Adrienne held various Major Market Sales and Marketing positions at Allnet, Sprint and then AT&T for 4 years each, ultimately becoming the Branch Marketing Specialist for the newly developed AT&T Advanced 800 service products.
Trudi Gentry is an Account Executive at iHeartMedia Chicago, where she represents 800+ radio brands and the iHeartRadio digital platform. Trudi is also a Photography Instructor at Chicago Photography Classes. Trudi’s professional background includes roles in product development and brand management.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia College. Trudi resides in Chicago where she enjoys spending time with family and friends.