MetroEast Names Tomi Douglas CEO

Posted by Metro East on Sunday, September 22, 2019

MetroEast Community Media Names Tomi Douglas CEO

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For Immediate Release   

Contact Shannon Chisom (503) 750-3785

After a national search, Tomi Douglas has been named CEO for MetroEast Community Media, effective September 25, 2019. Tomi is a seasoned nonprofit administrator and arts professional who currently operates her consulting firm 4th Wall Consulting from her home in Portland, OR.

“We are so excited to have Tomi join the MetroEast team. Her background in the non-profit arts world and in the government sector will add the missing piece to the puzzle that is MetroEast. Her energy is contagious, and we can’t wait to see her join this community,” said Shannon Chisom, MetroEast Board President and Search Committee Chair. She noted that Tomi’s strengths in strategic planning and fundraising quickly set her apart.

Before starting her consultancy, Tomi was the Cultural Services Director for the City of Eugene for many years where she oversaw the City’s arts and culture portfolio including venue management, public art, performing arts programming, community event producing, and overseeing all regional cultural tourism and policy matters. Before that she served the City of Portland as Mayor Sam Adams’ Culture and Communications Policy Advisor and had previous executive management and arts programming roles at landmark institutions such as MoPOP in Seattle, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and as Executive Director of the New York City Gay Chorus.

Tomi specializes in organizational change management, new revenue development, membership and loyalty marketing, and arts producing. In her spare time Tomi loves reading, cooking, trail running, cross-country skiing, golfing badly, and throwing sticks for her two dogs, George and Lil’ Sebastian.

MetroEast’s mission is to use media to invigorate civic engagement, inspire diverse voices and strengthen community life. In addition to their staff programming, MetroEast offers low-cost media workshops for the community at large. Their media training covers everything you need to know to make your own television shows. Using their state-of-the-art video gear and latest technology, you can create professional-looking video to share your story on their channels as well as on the web. When you get involved at MetroEast, you can say “I CONTROL THE MEDIA.”

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