Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio MIW Mentor Program

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Mentor Program

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2010 MENTEES


Shayna Sharpe

Shayna Sharpe

Shayna Sharpe has been with Regional Reps since February 2008; first as an Account Executive and as of February 2009, the Manager/Business Development.

Her duties include managing the customer service team, digital media initiatives, administering the company's website/social media and Radio station relations. Founded in 1956, Regional Reps is the oldest and one of the largest Radio rep firms in the country focusing on small and medium markets.

Previously to joining Regional Reps, Shayna worked with Arbitron as a Media Account Manager and a Training Service Consultant, providing sales and software training and solutions in both small and large markets. Prior to her tenure at Arbitron, she was the first Research Director for the six-station Clear Channel cluster in Cleveland, OH. Shayna provided sales and marketing research for the cluster, as well as outlying markets.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting national parks, hiking, golfing, organic gardening and microbreweries.
 


Kirsten Winquist

Kirsten Winquist

Kirsten Winquist was born and raised in Safety Harbor, Florida. At an early age, she developed a passion for music and chose the trombone as her instrument. Kirsten was selected to be a part of America's Youngest Jazz Band at the age of eleven, and went on to play the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. By the age of sixteen, she had travelled the country performing with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum Corps.

Kirsten was accepted to Florida State University in 2000. Though she had the opportunity to pursue music performance, her interest in radio led her to a major in Communications. During her sophomore year, Kirsten landed an internship with WXSR-FM, working with the station's morning show and Clear Channel Tallahassee's production department. Upon completion of her internship, she was hired for morning weather and traffic. In short time, Kirsten was promoted to Over-Nights, and then to Middays full-time with the title of Music Director for WXSR-FM. After receiving her degree in Communications, and while working for Clear Channel Tallahassee, she was contacted by Sirius Satellite Radio. She was offered the position of evening host on Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, and has been invited to interview Buffett during several of his nationwide tours.

As of 2007, Kirsten secured a position with Emmis Radio in Austin, Texas, moving her from market #161 to market #38. She is now Music Director/Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host for KLBJ-FM, while continuing to air six nights a week on Radio Margaritaville, Sirius 31, XM 55. she maintains an active role in the community by participating in charity bike rides such as Lance Armstrong's Livestrong and Tour De Cure, and is a board member of her neighborhood home owners association. Being a Florida girl, Kirsten never passes up an opportunity to be out on the water.

Kirsten also loves going out to hear live music and spending time with family and friends.
 


Katerina Perez

Katerina Perez

Katerina Perez has over 10 years of media sales experience. Starting her radio career with an internship with Beasley Broadcasting in Miami, she moved into an Account Executive role with CBS Radio in West Palm Beach, Florida selling WMBX, the flagship urban station in the market. After 4 years with CBS, Katerina made the move to big market radio, selling for the 6 station cluster at Clear Channel Miami, where she quickly became a top performer. After 7 successful years in radio sales, Katerina moved into management in the Clear Channel Ft. Pierce-Vero Beach market where she is currently the General Sales Manager of the 5 station cluster.

Regardless of format or market, Katerina strives to be a performance leader, consistently earning top performer incentives. She was honored to receive 1 of 15 national scholarships to the "Rising Through the Ranks" workshop in 2008 from the Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and the MIW Radio Group.

Katerina attributes much of her success to her positive attitude and work ethic. "You must work harder than your competition every single day ...and you must do it with a smile on your face. Our business is changing daily and we need to be excited about that change to be ahead of the pack."

Katerina Perez received her B.A. in Communications and International Business in 1999 from Florida Atlantic University. She currently lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with her husband and two sons.

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