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Bruce Strzelczyk, President
Courtney Pulitzer, Press Secretary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WORLD WIDE WEB ARTISTS' CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New Board Reflects Experience and Diversity of the organization

NEW YORK (January 30, 2001) - The World Wide Web Artists' Consortium's (WWWAC) newly elected Board of Directors voted for its new officers on Wednesday, January 24th, 2001. This year's election drew a tremendous rebirth of activity and interest in the organization from its list subscribers and members. The new board represents a seasoned group of Alley-ites who bring a variety of experiences and perspectives to their roles. The diversity and strong personalities ensure a dynamic year ahead for the organization and its influence on the community at large.

Richard A. Eisner & Co. Internet and New Media practice founder and co-chair Bruce Strzelczyk was voted as President of the new board. Strzelczyk was also on the board previously. Chris Bryant, a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Alley founded and sold T3 Media and a finalist for Ernst & Young's 1999 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, was voted Secretary. Treasurer was appointed to Colin Strasser, managing principal of Union Square Interactive, who has been in the industry since 1995 when he became the second employee of Online Magic New York.

Another long-time list member and Internet development expert, Garry Schafer, was voted as Membership Coordinator. Courtney Pulitzer, owner of her own firm that has The Cyber Scene newsletter and Cocktails with Courtney networking events, was voted as Press Secretary. Co-founder and partner in Allegra Media, Carole Filangieri was voted Chief Technologist, where she will utilize her web design and development expertise. Professor Susan Jacobson, Director of the Digital Media Lab at Marymount College, brings more than 15 years of digital media product development experience to the Board in her role as co-chair of the Interorganizational Liaison position. She will be sharing this responsibility with WWWAC former president Bob Frankel.

Bob Frankel is the Principal and founder of the The RTF Company (est. 1989), an innovative strategy consultancy specializing in Internet and software ventures since 1996, and is a former Wall Street and early Cable TV veteran. Mr. Frankel will have double duty and also working with attorney Steven Mazur as Meeting Coordinator. Steven Masur is the principal of Masur & Associates, LLC, a law practice focused on corporate, Internet, music, film, contract and finance issues founded in early 1995, and has been involved in the new media and entertainment industries.

The remaining members-at-large positions were filled by other illustrious netizens. Andrew Gideon, CTO of TAG Online Inc. and who has been a software professional since 1980 and has been involved in the Internet, and its predecessors, since the mid 1980s. Stephen King is founder and chairman of Virtual Growth, a virtual accounting and CFO firm and was former CFO of Amnesty International USA. Michael O'Grady is a district manager with Sun Microsystems, has been with Sun for 6 years and has 18 years in the technology industry and currently supports clients in Silicon Alley. A former technologist who became an executive recruiter in 1992, Alex Santic founded Silicon Alley Connections, LLC in 1995 as the first executive search firm to specialize in serving the new media industry. Alan Sutin is Co-Chair of the Information Technology & E-Commerce practice at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. Richard Thompson is the day-to-day leader of Iron Street Labs.com.

The Board also elected non-board members to serve as appointed volunteers. Long-time board member and WWWAC supporter, Larry Aronson-a respected writer, programmer and consultant in the technology industry--continues to assist WWWAC with its system administration needs. Long time technologist Scott Bowling is stepping up to the plate as Volunteer Coordinator and industry veteran and writer Adrienne Matt will be injecting her enthusiasm into the role of SIG Coordinator. As List Coordinator, Otho Ross brings his experience as former WWWAC Board member, membership in many top industry organizations and 23 years legal work into his role.


ABOUT WWWAC

The World Wide Web Artists' Consortium (commonly known as WWWAC) is a grassroots organization and unbiased forum dedicated to incisive discussion of Internet-related issues, and encouraging collaboration and entrepreneurship among the individuals who make up its passionate membership. For over six years, WWWAC has become an invaluable source for news, jobs, technical and design breakthroughs and other developments concerning the Web.

Begun in late 1994, WWWAC was the first community of Web developers and entrepreneurs formed in New York's "Silicon Alley," serving as an effective catalyst to its growth. WWWAC's meetings have hosted the first public demonstrations in New York of key Internet technologies such as the Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers, Real Audio, VRML, The Palace and Java. It continues to serve this cutting-edge tradition. WWWAC recently celebrated its Sixth Anniversary at the New York Software Industry Association's Software Summit. To get involved and grow WWWAC, please visit: http://wwwac.org