The Daily Catch is delighted to announce that Red Hook entrepreneur and social media expert Kendra Sinclair has joined its Board of Directors.
The co-owner and chief executive officer of the newly opened Reclaimed Motel in Upper Red Hook, Sinclair worked for 12 years at Meta, formerly Facebook.
Sinclair will lead a specific portfolio of issues for The Daily Catch related to digital media, among them helping to shape Daily Catch storytelling on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and helping the paper templatize its story types.
She also will advise on ways to amplify video and photography in the paper. Thirdly, she will lead focus group testing and community listening efforts to engage Daily Catch readers more directly in the paper’s work.
In her most recent post, leading Meta’s Social Impact Partnerships efforts based in New York, Sinclair partnered with Meta product teams and social impact influencers to help raise over $7 billion for nonprofit causes over the course of six years. She also brought multiple fundraising solutions to market, including Instagram tools and features for creators and brands.
For six years prior, she was employed by Meta in San Francisco, where she worked as manager of Media Operations, developing an international team across five countries to support Facebook video product adoption for major media entities, including news publishers.
“Kendra brings youth, joie de vivre, and a wonderful set of skills to our work,” Daily Catch publisher Walter Mullin said today in making the announcement. “After a blockbuster first full year of publishing, we are so pleased that Kendra’s informal advisory work to The Daily Catch will be formalized in her important new role as a member of our board.”
She holds a B.A. from McGill University in communications, cultural studies, and art history.
Sinclair, who is married to Red Hook native Jared Vengrin, joins a board led by Lee Kravitz, former editor of Parade; publisher Walter Mullin, a marketing executive; local attorney Ariadne Montare; retired Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Waldholz; and former Newsday reporter and Stony Brook University journalism scholar and professor Barbara Selvin. Daily Catch founder and editor Emily Sachar serves ex-officio.
The Daily Catch is a 501(c)(3) charity.
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