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David Gwizdowski '80

David Gwizdowski “Don’t be afraid to tap into the network.”

Why did you decide to come to Emerson?

Emerson afforded a “hands-on,” ”let’s get to it” approach.

How is Emerson a part of your life today?

I am active in the Alumni Board and my son recently graduated from Emerson College.

Describe a favorite Emerson memory.

Like so many others...sitting on The Wall.

Tell us about an ”Emerson Connection.”

I am still running into classmates and friends in my new job in New York City.

If you are currently working, what is your title and how would you describe what you do to a current undergraduate?

Vice President, Broadcast Markets, the Americas. I oversee the licensing of AP content to all broadcasters in the western hemisphere.

Describe a notable achievement in your career.

Probably the most notable achievement is being able move from the editorial side to the business side of this business.

What are your goals for the future?

To help the Associated Press reinvent itself in the new media world.

Describe Emerson in 3 sentences or less.

Emerson provides a very creative environment for all students to share.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Get involved in as much as you can, as soon as you can.

What advice do you have for recent graduates?

Don’t be afraid to tap into the network.