Arlington Independent Media
Paul LeValley has served as the Executive Director of Arlington Independent Media since July 1992. Under his leadership, the organization was named America’s best community television channel three times by the Alliance for Community Media (1994, 1998, 1999).
In addition to his work at AIM, Mr. LeValley teaches in the communication department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and taught media production at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia for several years. Altogether, he has more than 15 years of experience teaching in higher education.
Mr. LeValley’s national and community service work includes having served on the national board of directors for the Alliance for Community Media from 1993 to 1996 and as its current Virginia Legislative Coordinator. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Arlington Citizens for the Arts and the vice-president of the Affordable Housing Corporation. He was a member of the Arlington Committee of 100 board of directors from 1995 to 1996 and of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce communication council from 1994 to 2002. He is a graduate of the Leadership Arlington class of 2001 and currently serves on its speaker selection committee.
Prior to his joining the staff at AIM, Mr. LeValley was the Director of Carroll Community Television, a public, education, and government media center in Westminster, Md. He also served as Director of Programming for Heritage Communications in Iowa City, Iowa, and General Manager of Specification Video in Boone, Iowa. He holds an M.A. degree in communication studies and a B.A. degree in journalism, film and broadcasting from the University of Iowa.