MFM 2019 “People to Watch” show that the future is female

Annual look at financial managers shows five women blazing new trails
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MFM, The Media Financial Management Association today announced its 2019 “People to Watch”honorees, which for the first time is an all-female group. Selected by the editorial board of The Financial Manager(TFM) magazine, MFM’s People to Watch are being recognized as financial leaders who will be instrumental in creating change within their organizations and the media industry at large in the coming year. They are:

· Ilene Cook, comptroller, and director of financial accounting, The Washington Post

· Veronica Landers, director of credit collections, Meredith Local Media Group

· Rebecca Riegelsberger, vice president of tax, The E.W. Scripps

· Jessica Westby, assistant controller, technology operations, G&A joint ventures and investments, Turner

· Shereta Williams, president, Videa

Profiles for each of this year’s honorees appear in a special section of TFM’sJanuary-February 2019 issue, which is being mailed to all members and will be available to non-members on MFM’s website.

“The profiles of this year’s People to Watch illustrate leaders who understand how all facets of their business operations work and how their own departments or job functions intersect with the business as a whole,” said Mary M. Collins, president & CEO of MFM and BCCA, the media industry’s credit association. “They are also regarded for knowing the right questions to ask, communicating effectively, being sticklers about getting the job done properly and seeking advice from industry and career mentors. These traits can help anyone make a difference within their organization in the coming year.”

Added Collins, “We thank the members of the TFM editorial board for their time and effort in reviewing this year’s candidates and TFM editor Janet Stilson, for effectively capturing what makes each of these individuals truly exemplary.”

The current members of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board include: Michael Denson, director of credit services, ABC-Amega/NMCP; ; John Sanders, principal, Bond & Pecaro Inc.; Dawn Sciarrino, managing member, Sciarrino & Shubert PLLC; Meredith Senter, member, Lerman Senter PLLC; C. Robin Szabo, president, Szabo Associates, Inc., and Thomas Twedt, attorney-at-law, , .

Stilson has held editorial positions at several of the industry’s leading trade publications over the past 25 years and continues to publish her analysis of industry developments for several trade journals and national publications.

The Financial Manager, the official publication of the MFM, is published six times annually. The publication is widely regarded as the leading business management resource for the industry. TFMarticles cover media-specific topics in areas ranging from accounting, credit, and collections, and emerging media to medium-specific items such as radio or newspaper, human resources issues, legal questions, and items addressing risk. More information about TFM may be found at

About MFM and BCCA:

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premiere resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web site: https://www.mediafinance.organd via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at http://www.bccacredit.comas well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.