Marquette Wire executive director earns WBA Leadership Award


Aimee Galaszewski, the executive director of the Marquette Wire, will be recognized with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Leadership Award at the WBA Student Seminar on March 5. 

The WBA Student Leadership Award is given to a broadcasting or broadcast journalism student of junior standing or above at a Wisconsin college or university who has most noticeably developed and exercised effective and creative skills in leadership. 

Galaszewski, a senior in the Diederich College of Communication, was nominated by Mark Zoromski, Marquette’s director of student media. 

“She leads by clearly articulating her vision and passionately driving it to completion. She commands attention and admiration because she speaks her mind quietly, respectfully, and directly,” Zoromski wrote. “She has carefully and deliberately created a culture of excellence accomplished through kindness, inclusiveness, hard work and dedication. Aimee works relentlessly to create and maintain a professional, upbeat learning environment, helping lead our organization to 99 national, regional and state awards for excellence in journalism, including the honor of the Marquette Wire being named one of the top five student media organizations in the country by the College Media Association.” 

As executive director, Galaszewski oversees the student newspaper, magazine, television station, radio station and advertising department. She is credited with enhancing the focus on diversity and inclusion in Marquette student media. She hired the Marquette Wire’s first ever diversity and inclusion editor. 

“Each week when I meet with our EDI, we have honest conversations about how our organization can improve,” Galaszewski wrote. “I challenge our staff to speak with sources that don’t look like them and find story ideas outside of their comfort zones.”