Mike Wassenaar

President & CEO - Alliance for Community Media
Silver Spring , MD

Mike Wassenaar works with the Alliance for Community Media in Washington DC (www.allcommunitymedia.org), where he represents and advocates for Public, Educational and Government Access organizations and channels and the communities they serve.   Prior to working with ACM, he was Executive Director of St Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), the non-profit community media and technology center that provides Public and Educational Access services for Saint Paul, MN.  Under his leadership, the organization has doubled in size in ten years and diversified its revenue sources.  Among other achievements, he helped create and lead the AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project, which provides digital literacy education to Twin Cities residents, and is a model for the Digital Literacy Corps articulated in the FCC's National Broadband Plan.   Mr. Wassenaar has a background in Public and Community Radio, and was a reporter, news director and program director for stations in Madison, WI and Minneapolis-St Paul before his tenure at SPNN.