Lois Ann Chooljian
Lois Ann Chooljian began her career in the radio industry in 1998, when she joined Radio Ink as an account executive. She says, "I don't believe Eric Rhoads thought I would last one month in this job, but I fell in love with the industry and its challenges."
In 1999 she was part of the team that developed the idea for "The Most Influential Women in Radio" issue of Radio Ink, born out of frustration that there was only one woman listed on that year's "40 Most Powerful People in Radio" issue. She is extremely proud to know that, after that historic issue, the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group was formed by the forward-thinking women selected that year.
After four years of developing highly successful marketing campaigns, forging solid relationships within the industry, and out-of-the box thinking, Lois became Director of Sales, and in December 2006 she assumed the post of Vice President/Associate Publisher. In her expanded role she works to further the publication's mission of providing radio industry executives with fresh, compelling content and ideas to help make their businesses more successful.
In 2007 and again in 2008 she was privileged to be named one of "The 50 Most Influential Women in Radio" and has participated in the MIW mentoring program as a key mentor.
Before joining Radio Ink, Chooljian worked in advertising sales for the South Florida Newspaper Network, a division of the Sun-Sentinel, where she was among the top sellers across the group's 33 newspapers. Prior to that, she spent 20 years as an interior designer in the West Palm Beach area. A native of Worcester, MA, she is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA with a B.S. in fashion merchandising/interior design. She has one son and two grandchildren who reside in the Boston area.