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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 radio, podcasting. film, technology, community organizing, digital media, communications, finance 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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Keisha A. Salmon

Executive Director
Keisha has a long history of working for equitable access to power: having led the strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts dedicated to essential conversations on equity through her work at John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity. Keisha was also instrumental in a national movement to increase the number of women who are appointed and elected to political office through her role as director of communications at ReflectUS.

Previously, Keisha developed and led the communications strategy for the national media arts nonprofit American Documentary and its critically acclaimed signature program POV on PBS, the longest-running television series dedicated to independent documentary films from around the world. In addition to redefining the brand, she created and led campaigns that have positioned films for Academy Award nominations and Emmy Award wins. Ms. Salmon began her nonprofit career at the Obie Award-winning off-Broadway production house, The Play Company (PlayCo), where she developed and executed integrated communication strategies for international playwrights to New York theater audiences.
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Erin McGregor

Program Manager, SoundPath
As a Program Manager at the Association of Independents in Radio, Erin oversees mentorship and training on SoundPath, AIR's training platform for the audio industry. She's passionate about creating enriching opportunities for professional development for AIR’s membership and the community at large.

Reach out to Erin if you have questions about classes, webinars, mentorships or community events such as panels.
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Lynn Casper

Program Manager, New Voices
Casper (they/them) creates AIR's weekly newsletter, oversees AIR's New Voices Fellowship program, and manages membership among other things at AIR!

Casper 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 is available for independent consultations through their podcast strategy consulting company Podcastivist:

Outside of AIR, Casper has been producing a long-running queer music podcast, Homoground, since 2011. Not just a podcast, Homoground serves as a platform for independent LGBTQIA+ musicians and an incubator for queer creators through virtual coworking/collaboration spaces. Learn more about their work with Homoground at:

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

James Payne

James Payne

Finance Associate
James was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has a history of working with financial institutions, most recently in the Corporate Tax Accounting Division at SS&C Technologies. James graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and held a Risk Management designation from The Institutes.

Please contact James with inquiries regarding tax documentation (such as W9s and 1099s), invoices, or any payment-related questions.