Mary Kay Blake
Senior vice president
Mary Kay Blake is senior vice president of the Newseum. Previously she served as senior vice president of development for the Newseum and led its fundraising efforts as a public charity. She joined the Freedom Forum in 1999 to oversee its diversity efforts. Before that, she worked 25 years with Gannett Co., starting as news editor for the Pacific Daily News
on the island of Guam and moving through corporate recruiting and staff-development roles to become vice president/recruiting and placement for Gannett’s Newspaper Division. The first non-minority board member of the National Association of Multicultural Media Executives, she also was the first woman to receive its Distinguished Diversity Award for Lifetime Achievement.