AIM Staff

Jackie Steven, Director of Community Programs, Arlington Independent Media
Director of Community Programs

A native of Washington, D.C., Jackie has been involved in the area’s film and video community for over 30 years. She has been on staff at AIM since 1986 and currently serves as the organization's Director of Community Programs.  

During her tenure at AIM, Jackie has taught media production to thousands area residents and has provided countless promotional opportunities to Washington area artists, performers and non-profit organizations. 

 Jackie’s community service work includes having served on the Mid-Atlantic regional board and national board of directors for the Alliance for Community Media.  Locally, she served on the board of directors for the Arlington Chapter of the American Red Cross, and as a founding board member of the DC Film Alliance and the DC Shorts Film Festival.  She is a graduate of Leadership Arlington, class of 2006. 


Lauree McArdle, Operations Manager, Arlington Independent Media
Director of Operations

Lauree joined AIM in August 2004. Her promotion to Director of Operations includes the primary functions of coordinating the scheduling of the facility and staff as well as overall operations. Lauree has also been a major driving force behind WERA 96.7 FM, Radio Arlington.

She graduated from Stockton University with a BA in Communications. Previous experience includes Montgomery Community Media, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and WLFR, the radio station of Stockton University.  Lauree spends as much time as possible supporting independent music through her weekly radio show, Spin Cycle, every Tuesday morning on WERA.