Nine Network of Public Media Senior Vice President Amy Shaw Chosen as a Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellow

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Eisenhower Fellowships Announces Nine Network Staffer in First Class of Professional Exchange Program

St. Louis, MO - June 26, 2015 - Nine Network of Public Media Senior Vice President of Community Engagement Amy Shaw was chosen to participate in the first Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowships Program. Shaw is one of 10 outstanding American mid-career leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors who have been selected.

The program builds on Eisenhower Fellowships’ nearly two decades of professional exchange programs with China aimed at advancing bilateral dialogue and understanding between the two nations. Since 1995, nearly 100 Chinese emerging leaders have traveled to the U.S. on individualized Eisenhower Fellowships to meet with the leading experts in their fields.

The Zhi-Xing, or “learning and travel” program, is a fully funded four-week professional and leadership development program that takes ascendant American leaders to China. Set to begin in October, the new program features intensive cultural immersion, group sessions with Chinese and U.S. experts and two weeks of individually tailored travel and meetings in four to six Chinese cities.

“This first group of Zhi-Xing fellows is embarking on a unique, tailored experience to enhance their understanding and engagement with one of the world’s most important nations,” said George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships. “We hope these young American leaders will experience a transformational journey that can bring new perspectives, inspire new collaborations and build long-term relationships.”

As the senior vice president of community engagement, Shaw manages the Nine Network’s leadership of the national American Graduate initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and is recognized as a national leader in community engagement. She is also executive producer of the Nine Network’s weekly series Stay Tuned. On her fellowship, Shaw will study media and education practices, policies and successes as well as how community issues are addressed. Shaw is a resident of Creve Coeur in St. Louis County.

In addition to Shaw, the 2015 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellows are:

  • Ajay Arora, Vice President, Environmental Services and Generation Resource Planning, Ameren Corporation
  • Katherine Casas, Senior Director of Government Relations, Gate Way Group
  • Winston Chang, Director, The Ambit Group; President, Stevie Boi LLC
  • Holly Flanagan, Managing Director, Gabriel Investments
  • Jamie Froedge, Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Emerson Electric
  • Christopher Laing, Vice President, Science and Technology, University City Science Center
  • William Lambe, Senior Advisor, Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Sandra Licon, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Liza Rodriguez, Director of Research Operations and Qualitative Research, Research for Action

The Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowships program is an initiative implemented by the China Education Association for International Exchange in partnership with Eisenhower Fellowships. The program is funded by Perfect World Network Technology Co., Ltd. and supported by China’s Ministry of Education. Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization seeking to foster international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas and perspectives among leaders throughout the world. Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 2,000 Fellows from 111 countries.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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