Meet the Team

The people who bring Fair Media Council’s thought leadership & cutting-edge programming to life

Jaci Clement



Considered to be the most influential media scholar in the world, Jaci Clement is CEO and Executive Director of the Fair Media Council, and the host of the award-winning podcast, FMC Fast Chat. photo by Bob Giglione

Valerie Kay

Graphic Artist & presentation specialist

With more than 30 years of graphic arts experience, Valerie oversees and executes visual presentations for FMC Signature events, including the FMC Folio Awards. A professional baker and creator of the exclusive Long Island Cupcake Collection, Valerie keeps us on a sugar high. 

RJ Shoemaker


In a nutshell: RJ keeps FMC running. He is the key contact for members and sponsors to stay up-to-date on memberships and FMC’s expansive offerings that provide organizations exposure in front of two key audiences: the news media and business leaders. Contact RJ at or by calling 516-224-1860, ext. 705.

Emmanuel Amadiegwu

Website Design

Emmanuel Amadiegwu is the designer of the Fair Media Council’s 2022 website and creator of the Folio Awards microsite. He is a digital business consultant and owner of the London-based website design company, Emmantech.

Jody Fisher

podcast intros/outros

A former radio reporter-turned-PR pro, Jody Fisher is our go-to guy for all our voiceover needs. His is the voice you hear at the beginning and end of each FMC Fast Chat, which debuted in late 2020 and has already been named a top social commentary podcast by Podchaser. 

Marisa Mellick

digital media marketing coordinator

Marisa gets to tell the story of FMC as she dances across our social media channels, keeping us authentic to our brand and relatable to our audience. Luckily, we have an endless supply of content — events! podcasts! commentary! services! memberships! — to match her endless supply of energy and creativity. 

Bookings Guru

Invitations & guest list

Our Bookings Guru prefers to remain behind the scenes, where she is forever busy researching, connecting and booking fabulous people to be part of FMC events, especially the FMC Fast Chat podcast. Reach her at or by calling 516-224-1860, ext. 700. Inside tip: Ask her about her cathedral radio collection.

John Colascione

Website management & seo specialist

John specializes in all things websites and keeps FMC’s digital office up and running. He authored “Mastering Your Website: Insider’s Guide to Fully Understanding Your Website, Search Engine Optimization and Building Your Brand” and has been with FMC for more than 15 years.

Bob Giglione


A professional photographer for news media and business events, Bob Giglione has worked as FMC’s photographer for more than a decade. He has snapped fireside chats, panel discussions and portraits for FMC, and even offers our members discounts on in-studio headshots. 

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