Pamela Stewart of Atlanta gay chamber named GLAAD co-chair
GLAAD, the world’s LGBT media advocacy organization, announced Oct. 24 that The Coca-Cola Company executive Pamela Stewart has been appointed to co-chair of GLAAD’s National Board of Directors, serving alongside author and advocate Jennifer Finney Boylan.
Stewart, the vice president of national retail sales at Coca-Cola, was named the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Woman of the Year at the group’s annual Community Awards Dinner last month.
Additionally, President and Executive Director of the Ariadne Getty Foundation, Ariadne Getty and philanthropist Nicole Eisenberg will join GLAAD’s National Board of Directors. GLAAD also announced a $1 million gift from the Ariadne Getty Foundation to support the organization’s Transgender Media Program, which works to increase the quantity and quality of transgender representation in news, entertainment, and digital media.
“GLAAD’s National Board of Directors bring vision and unrivaled expertise to our work of accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president & CEO in a statement. “We are honored to welcome these esteemed new members to GLAAD’s National Board of Directors and celebrate Pamela Stewart’s appointment as co-chair.”