Journalism & Women Symposium Names Interim Executive Director

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is thrilled to welcome Eloiza Altoro as its interim executive director.

Altoro is principal consultant of Mind Redesign Consulting based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has 25 years of experience working for and with local, national, and international associations and nonprofit organizations, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, capacity building and transition management.

“Eloiza’s extensive association management background working with diverse organizations and expert understanding of managing change will help fortify JAWS as it doubles down on its mission to serve and support women journalists,” said Mira Lowe, president-elect of JAWS. “Her energetic spirit and creative ideas are much needed at a time when JAWS seeks to be a persistent voice for women in journalism as they continue to face challenges of equity and inclusion in the workplace.”

Altoro has held association and nonprofit management positions, including director of operations for Chicas Poderosas, an international journalism organization for Latin American women; executive director of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity; executive director of Society for Clinical Data Management; executive director of Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation; and administrator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southeastern WI Chapter. Altoro also holds the credentials Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to support the mission of JAWS and am looking forward to strengthening the capacity and infrastructure to prepare for future growth,” said Altoro.

As the interim executive director, Altoro will be responsible for all aspects of JAWS’ operations, including executing the organization’s strategic plan. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2019. This position was made possible by a grant from the Democracy Fund.


JAWS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit journalism organization supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.