GLAAD’s National Board of Directors announced on November 25th that Sarah Kate Ellis has
been elected as GLAAD’s new CEO and president. As a respected media executive and outspoken
advocate for LGBT equality, Sarah Kate is uniquely qualified to lead GLAAD, the nation’s leading
LGBT media advocacy organization.
Steve Warren, National Co-Chair of GLAAD’s Board said: “GLAAD’s unparalleled history in
shifting American beliefs on LGBT families paved the way for our recent legal victories and will be
instrumental in inspiring more and more Americans to stand with LGBT people and our families.
We are excited to welcome Sarah Kate at a time when our community needs more of GLAAD’s work
in the media to share the stories that create real change.”
Sarah Kate Ellis is an award-winning media executive and salient communications strategist
who has led national media brands to their biggest successes, most notably growing Real Simple
into one of Time Inc.’s most respected and successful magazines. Her vision has transformed
and energized leading media outlets including
Vogue, InStyle, New York, and House & Garden.
Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President
of Global Marketing at Martini Media, a
digital firm specializing in online branding, public
relations and marketing. She has earned
seven MIN Awards for marketing innovation,
two President’s Awards, and MIN’s Sales Executive
Team of the Year award in 2012.
As co-chair of OUT at Time Inc., she led
programming to spotlight the diversity of the
LGBT community and educated the organization’s
straight allies on a wide range of LGBT
issues. She is a member of Advertising Women
of New York, Cosmetic Executive Women, and
the Magazine Publishers of America. Ellis is
also a Vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal
Church. Ellis earned her B.A. from Russell Sage
College and also attended the Tuck Executive
Education program at Dartmouth.
In 2011, Ellis co-authored a memoir with
her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson (who is also
part of the rock band Antigone Rising, and was
feature in She Magazine’s April & May issues,)
titled “Times Two, Two Women in Love and the
Happy Family They Made,” released by Simon
& Schuster. The autobiography chronicled their
simultaneous pregnancies and road to motherhood.
The two are outspoken advocates for
LGBT equality and were featured on the groundbreaking
“Gay Marriage Already Won” cover of
Time Magazine. They were also profiled in...
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