Proficient, purposeful and personable are a few adjectives that describe Stephanie Lewis, account executive for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s radio station, WSIE 88.7 FM The Sound. They are also some of the reasons why the Metro Area Professional Organization (MAPO) honored Lewis with the Professional Businesswoman Award.
MAPO is a non-profit organization co-founded by Dr. John Q. Owens and Dr. Dorothy Owens. It recognizes men, women and youth who have made great contributions to their families, church, community and or personal profession. MAPO held its ninth annual Honors Dinner for Professionals, Principals and Progress on Saturday, May 25 in SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom. Lewis was one of about 30 people, including two youth, celebrated for accomplishments.
“Stephanie has been a tremendous asset to the station,” said Jason Church, WSIE general manager. “She has brought in needed revenue, made new community connections and helped strengthen the ones we already have. She is a positive person who loves reaching out and helping others. I can think of no one better to be given this award.”
“It is through the dedication, hard work and vision of the co-founders and board members of this organization, that we are able to experience firsthand the honoring of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to impact the lives of humanity,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD.
“MAPO’s mission is to share and care for the homeless, hungry and network with centers and shelters who will benefit from receiving supplies for those who are in need,” added Pembrook.
“I am pleased to be recognized by MAPO, which has such an important mission–helping those in need,” said Lewis. “I’m also glad to be a part of this great WSIE team. Our goal–to serve the community by bringing jazz, smooth jazz, blues, easy R&B, SIUE sports and student programming–is a valuable one. We are a listener-supported station, and the communities in the Metro East and Greater St. Louis Area are near and dear to WSIE.”
Serving Southwestern Illinois and the Greater St. Louis area, WSIE 88.7 FM The Sound delivers a rich blend of jazz, smooth jazz, blues and R&B, news, SIUE sports and student programming for a widely diverse listenership. We also strive to broaden the visibility of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville while enhancing its image as an essential regional resource. WSIE is a community supported, non-commercial radio station, which strives to afford SIUE students opportunities to work alongside industry professionals.
Photo: Stephanie Lewis, account executive for WSIE 88.7 FM The Sound, received the Professional Businesswoman Award from the Metro Area Professional Organization.