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Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance

Build a community of fellow media alumni

With more than 10,000 alumni trained in entertainment and media, the American University Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA) aims to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with current and aspiring careers in motion pictures, music, television, and theater, as well as news, public communication, journalism, documentaries, and service to these industries.

What We Do
There are many ways AU alumni can help strengthen their connections through the EMAA:

  • Encourage alumni and friends of AU to maintain an active interest in the University and the EMAA through volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy
  • Initiate and promote social, service, family, and career activities to connect alumni and students
  • Encourage prospective students to consider AU for their undergraduate or graduate education
  • Post and review jobs and special assignments through the online alumni communities and Alumnifire

Get Involved
EMAA is currently seeking Alumni Volunteers who want to be involved in this engagement opportunity. From leading the way to planning events and spreading the word, there’s a place on the EMAA Leadership Circle for everyone to be involved.

Stay Connected
Join EMAA on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events.

To get involved, email

David Adler, SOC/BA 
Founder & Chairman

David Aldridge, SOC/BA 
Editor In Chief
Athletic D.C

Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA
Co-Anchor of CNN's New Day

Keith G. Fleer, Esq., SPA/BA; WCL/JD
Owner and Entertainment Attorney
Keith G. Fleer, A Professional Corporation

Darryl B. Frank, SOC/BA

Adam Friedman, SOC/BA
President and CEO 
Vertical Ascent

Sonya Gavankar, SOC/BA
Integration Team Lead 
Secretary of the Air Force

Danielle Gelber, SIS/MA
President and Founder 

Michael Helfand, SIS/BA
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Barry Josephson, SPA/BA
Josephson Entertainment

Pam Kaufman, SOC/BA
ViacomCBS Consumer Products

Brian Keane, SOC/BA, SPA/BA

Derek McGinty, SOC/BA
Former Anchor

Mitch Nedick, SPA/BA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The CW Television Network

Tony Perkins, SOC/BA
Anchor, "Fox 5 Morning News"
WTTG/Fox TV (Washington, D.C.)

Giuliana Rancic, SOC/MA
Anchor, E! News; Co-Host, Fashion Police;
Star of Giuliana & Bill

Adam Sher, Kogod/BA
Chief Creative Officer
Leftfield Entertainment

Evan Spiliotopoulos, SOC/MA

Matthew Velkes, SIS/BA
Anonymous Content

Susan Zirinsky, SOC/ BA
CBS News