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AIR Staff are a dedicated group of professionals with a passion for stories and storytellers. We come from wide-ranging backgrounds, including news rooms, film, technology, studios, newspapers, and the visual arts. We are eager to hear from AIR members from across the globe. Click on our profiles to learn who to contact and how.  

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Hannah Eaves

Head of Product Innovation
Contact Hannah if you have big ideas for AIR's digital future.

As CEO of Multiply Bureau Hannah has worked with many organizations building innovative platforms and measuring media impact.

Highlights include NPR’s Live Sessions platform, a video collaboration of 20 radio stations with 9000+ videos of live band performances. This platform began as VuHaus.com, with five founding stations, and Hannah led product from early ideation through its growth and acquisition by NPR.

Hannah also oversaw the launch of REACH, a browser-based VR editing tool, as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, and has led intensive innovation training for large multinational companies.

In her impact practice she has worked closely with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others to measure the impact of media grant making.
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Ava Fields

Operations Manager
Office
617-825-4400
Reach out to Ava about invoices and billing ([email protected]), contract agreements, travel, catering for events, and or vendor/W-9/W-8BEN information.

Ava is an award-winning poet, writer and essayist whose work is fueled by a personal focus on justice, equity, pop-culture, and self-preservation. Also a lover of film, she possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the horror genre. Ava graduated with a BA in English Literature, and a Masters in Criminal Behavior. She has been published in two local journals and self published her first collection in December 2019. Prior to joining AIR, Ava worked for a law firm, the Department of Transitional Assistance and multiple factions of the Commonwealth of MASS — all of which had a focus on human service.

Amanda Hickman

Amanda Hickman

Managing Director
Office
510-545-6631
Contact Amanda with questions about emerging legislation, fair contracts and compensation.

Amanda led BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, and has taught reporting, multimedia storytelling and data visualization at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Columbia Journalism School. She helped launch DocumentCloud, an award winning reporting tool and catalog of primary source documents now used by thousands of journalists around the world, and her work as Director of Technology at Gotham Gazette, won numerous awards, including multiple notable entries to the Knight Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism, General Excellence in Online Journalism from the Online News Association and multiple Knight News Challenge Innovation grants.
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Ken Ikeda

Chief Executive Officer
Office
617-825-4400
Have thoughts about what AIR can do better? Ken welcomes your guidance on priorities and big ideas.

Prior to AIR, Ken was Executive Director of BAVC when the seminal Producers Institute for New Media Technologies was launched, co-authored the National Public Lightpath white paper as a blueprint for a public service internet, and the organization was recognized with MacArthur Foundation’s Creative and Effective Institutions award. As Managing Director of Public Radio Capital and Public Media Company, Ken architected the video streaming service, Vuhaus (now NPR Live Sessions), and led noncommercial tv’s participation into the FCC’s 2017 spectrum auction. His history of Board service includes Youth Speaks, Greater Public, The Working Group, Center for Asian American Media, New Art Trust, and the Alliance for Media Arts & Culture.
Erin McGregor

Erin McGregor

Engagement Strategist
Direct
805-765-0404
Reach out to Erin if you have questions about membership benefits or with questions about airmedia.org.

Erin is a Canadian podcast producer currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. She is the host and creator of Queer Public, a podcast that asks critical questions about queer identity, politics, and culture. She is also a feature interview producer on a long-running queer indie music podcast Homoground. Erin holds a Master’s Degree in Social Justice & Equity Studies from Brock University where she studied broadcast news interviews on the CBC.
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Lynn Casper

Communications Coordinator & New Voices Program Coordinator
Casper (they/them) is a passionate media creator and artist fascinated by the connective power of technology. After receiving a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Casper developed social media strategy at Working Films and provided community coordination for Mozilla’s NYC Hive Learning Network.

Casper has presented on the impact of intentional podcasting and being an independent podcaster at WNYC Studio’s Werk It conference and presented an AIR webinar on DIY marketing for independent podcasters.

Casper also produces the long-running queer music podcast, Homoground, which serves as a platform for independent LGBTQIA+ musicians.

Contact Casper with job listings, announcements for inclusion on our website and newsletter, and questions about New Voices.

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Olivia Aylmer

Development & Editorial Producer
Olivia (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based arts & culture writer and a 2015 graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, where she studied English Literature and Dance. In 2017, she co-founded Constellation, a digital publication dedicated to celebrating emerging and established creatives of marginalized genders across the globe. You can find her features, essays, and interviews in Vanity Fair, Vestoj, AnOther, Garage, Lindsay, and The Wine Zine.

Prior to joining AIR, Olivia served as communications manager for Vanity Fair and oversaw curation of The Wing’s live programming and events. She spent past lives in publicity at Little, Brown and Co., at digital publishing start-up 29th Street Publishing, as a senior ensemble dancer at The School of Richmond Ballet, and as co-host of The Pulled Thread, a podcast that unraveled the human stories and history behind clothes.

She is driven by her passion for resonant, nuanced storytelling across mediums and art forms that catalyzes audiences to experience the world with greater curiosity, connectivity, and care.

(Photograph by Beatrice Helman)