Gail Mendelson Sterman

Board of Trustees, WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida

Gail Mendelson Sterman is a member of the Board of Trustees of WJCT in Jacksonville, FL. She has worked for over 30 years in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in the areas of public relations, marketing and development. Gail began her career in West Virginia as host of a local television talk show, and went on to become a reporter/anchor for WWVA, a 50,000 watt radio station.

While working with private schools, colleges and health care institutions, Gail developed and implemented local, regional and national media and public relations programs. She coordinated events honoring regional, national and international dignitaries; organized and led national media advisory boards; edited and produced promotional brochures and videos; conducted public relations audits; and directed feasibility studies as prelude to capital campaigns.

While working in higher education, Gail was a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She served on the CASE/Europe Task Force, helping establish a CASE presence in Europe. Gail also helped coordinate district meetings and, in 1990, was invited to be a participant in the CASE Leadership Conference.

In 1990, Gail received a Fulbright Fellowship, Academic Administrators Award, to the United Kingdom. She was the first woman from the U.S to receive this award. While there, she was affiliated with the University of Kent, Canterbury and the London School of Economics and Political Science.