Who We Are

Executive Director Jaci Clement

Jaci Clement knows media. It all started when she earned her first byline in a daily paper when she was in the fourth grade. In college, she made headlines when, while working as a reporter for her college newspaper, she wrote an investigative piece that forced a tenured professor to resign. Since then, her work has appeared in a variety of newspapers and publications, ranging from The New York Times and BusinessWeek to Media Ethics Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens. Today, she’s executive director of the Fair Media Council, and believes the best way to hold the media accountable is to create media savvy news consumers. Her ability to explain media issues and their impact to business and community organizations has taken her around the country.

Communications Coordinator Lisa Marie Gioia

Lisa Marie Gioia assists in all facets of communications and outreach for FMC while coordinating events for special projects for the organization on Long Island and New Jersey. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Media Studies from Adelphi University. Chat with Lisa by email! [email protected]

Digital Marketing Coordinator Matthew Osborn

1248a71Matthew Osborn assists with all marketing efforts for FMC which includes updating the FMC home page and social media as well as the creation of promotional materials. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Industry from SUNY Oneonta. Chat with Matthew by e-mail! [email protected]

Marketing & Publicity Assistant Chris Efthimiades

Chris Efthimiades assists with publicity at FMC, in addition to maintaining member relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Albany. Chat with Chris by e-mail! [email protected]

BOOKKEEPER ALICE CONNORS

Alice Connors joined FMC in 2014 and brings over 30 years of bookeeping experience. Alice Attended St. Johns University prior to beginning her bookkeeping career. If you have a question about an invoice, would like to inquire about membership dues, or need FMC’s tax exempt information, contact Alice at [email protected] or 516-224-1860, ext. 706.

Photographer Dave Pokress

Photojournalist David Pokress photographs special events for the Fair Media Council. Before venturing out into the freelance world he was a Special Photographer. Dave Pokress was a photographer at Newsday for almost 35 years and a contributor to projects that were awarded three Pulitzer Prizes. Currently, he is the president of the New York Press Photographers Association, the oldest press association in the United States.
He can be contacted at 516 446-1694 and at [email protected].

Events Management

FMC signature events are held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, where the staff is dedicated to ensuring all facets of the events run smoothly.

Audio Visual Team

FMC relies solely on the expertise and professionalism of the staff at Design Audio Visual for all its A/V needs.

WVVH-TV, Hamptons Television

WVVH-TV is the official station of FMC’s Folio Awards.