Lori Gable '86, project manager for Fusion Productions, will return to the Colleges on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the Salisbury Center for Career Services' Professionals in Residence program.
Gable will speak on “A Career in the Entertainment Industry” at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity 305; she will also be available for one-on-one coaching sessions with interested students the next day, Friday, Feb. 22, also in Trinity Hall.
As a project manager at Fusion Productions for the past six years, Gable has worked with both association and corporate clients. She oversees the big picture of event design and manages the pre-production details of scripting; speaker support through PowerPoint and video; as well as audio-visual, stage design and entertainment contract negotiations. She then carries through the on-site execution of VIP rehearsals, and set design installation plus video production.
With an associate's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English literature, Gable began her career with one year in secondary teaching. Following that, she spent 12 years in broadcast journalism, producing the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at two television stations in Rochester, N.Y.
As Executive Producer at the NBC affiliate in Rochester, Gable guided her news team to several broadcasting awards including Best Newscast, as honored by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 1998.
She won the Best Documentary Award from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her in-depth profile of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.
Another television special Gable produced on the importance of a major zoo expansion to the survival of certain endangered species won a Best Public Service award from the Associated Press.
Gable's experience in teaching, broadcasting and event production has gained her the skills to be both a leader as well as a team player. Her writing capabilities and video production background enable her to create meaningful media elements that enhance the meeting and reinforce key messages.
The Professionals in Residence program offers an opportunity for students to speak one-on-one with graduates who have gone on to successful careers and are willing to share some tips of the trade that come only with individual experience.