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  • Avery Mann
  • Vice President, Communications

As vice president of Communications, Avery Mann supervises the department’s three divisions - Media Relations, Digital Media and Outreach – representing a team of 25 people. Mann joined NCMEC in the fall of 2011 and again in late 2015 after a short stretch heading Communications at CNN’s Washington, DC bureau. Prior to NCMEC and CNN, Mann spent 14 years with “America’s Most Wanted,” and show host (and NCMEC co-founder) John Walsh.

At AMW, Mann was Walsh’s publicist, the program’s spokesman and head of media, public relations and marketing. Mann’s responsibilities included planning and coordinating Walsh’s media appearances and working with FOX and other networks to promote the show’s content. Mann was also responsible for on-air brand integration and cross promotion with FOX network advertisers.

Mann’s background also includes experience with crisis communications, breaking news comment and long lead pitching. Before AMW, Mann worked on numerous feature films and TV projects. Mann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics & Criminology and a Master of Science degree in Justice.

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