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Susan Brophy, Regina Sullivan Elected Media Institute Trustees

FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2002

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
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Washington, May 24, 2002 – The Media Institute Board of Trustees today elected Susan Brophy of AOL Time Warner, Inc. and Regina Sullivan of Belo Corp. to two-year terms on the Board.

Brophy is senior vice president of domestic public policy for AOL Time Warner, where she heads the Washington, D.C., office and is responsible for overseeing the company's domestic policy agenda. From 1993 to 1998, Brophy served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of legislative affairs, where she developed, implemented, and directed legislative strategy between the White House and Congress in support of President Clinton's policy priorities. Previously, Brophy supervised congressional relations and served as a liaison to Congress for the Clinton-Gore campaign. She has also served as policy director of the Democratic National Committee, and on the staffs of Sen. Timothy E. Wirth (D-Colo.) and then-Rep. (now Sen.) Byron Dorgan of (D-N.D.).

Sullivan has been with Belo since 1995, when she became the corporation's first director of government affairs. In 1997, she assumed its public affairs responsibilities and was named vice president. Sullivan began her career working for Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine), and his successor, Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine). In 1986, Sullivan entered the private sector, serving as vice president of the government relations firm of Madison and Sullivan. In 1990 she joined the law firm of Baker, Worthington, Stansbury & Wolff as the firm's senior public policy advisor, specializing in telecommunications, transportation, and international issues. Sullivan left that position in 1994 to assume the position of director of congressional affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the department's legislative agenda.

"The public policy experience of Susan Brophy and Regina Sullivan will be a tremendous benefit to the Institute," said Media Institute President Patrick D. Maines.

The Media Institute's Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from the broadcasting, cable, online, and print industries, as well as communications attorneys and academicians. The board is chaired by former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley.