AW Media, Inc was founded in 2002 with the launch of Austin Woman magazine. Since its inception, Austin Woman has celebrated thousands of women in Austin and given thousands more great inspiration through its profiles of women and stories about all things Austin. It has grown to become Austin’s premier resource for and about women, not only through this flagship publication, but also its events and the celebrated Pink Pages directory of women-owned businesses, now in its seventh year of publication.
In June 2011, AW Media launched ATXMAN—Austin Man magazine to rave reviews from a great constituency of Austin men. Both Austin Woman and ATXMAN are committed to national quality editorial and design, for EVERY Austin woman and EVERY Austin man. We are also the most technologically advanced local publications with free apps for both magazines and Pink Pages, separate, yet integrated websites for all our products and events and digital editions for each print publication we offer. Any way our reader chooses to connect with us, we have it covered!
AW MEDIA is proud to show its commitment to the community by supporting and sponsoring numerous events and non-profit organizations serving all of Austin and the surrounding area. Among many others, those organizations include: Susan G. Komen, Wonders and Worries, Ballet Austin, Center for Child Protection, Junior League of Austin, Young Men’s Business League, Texas Women in Business, Mamma Jamma Ride, NOCC Austin, Girl Scouts, Marathon Kids, Brian Jones Golf Classic, Austin Children’s Shelter and the American Heart Association.
Melinda Garvey, Co-founder and Publisher Garvey grew up in Indianapolis, is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a Masters in International Management from the University of Maryland. When she’s not working on the magazines or out and about in the community, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful New Zealander husband and son, Beckom. Garvey is currently serving as Entrepreneur In Residence for The McCombs Business School at the University of Texas.
Christopher Garvey, Publisher and Vice President, was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland where he studied Business Management and Finance. He moved to the USA in 1996, living in Houston, and California before landing permanently in Austin. He and Melinda met when he advertised during first year of the magazine. After running restaurants and working in Real Estate, he decided to join AW Media full time in January 2011, where he has led the development and launch of ATXMAN.
Deborah has been in love with words her entire life. A published writer for more than three decades, she began writing for Austin Woman from the first year of publication. Her career as an editor began three years ago. It came full circle to AW Media in 2011 with the launch of Austin Man in June, 2011 and the new editorial design for Austin Woman in September, 2011. She arrived in Austin- the city of her heart- nineteen years ago and hopes never to leave. Ms Hamilton-Lynne is also a produced playwright and author. She is active in the arts and non-profit communities.
Cynthia is a third generation Austinite, attended the University of Texas at Austin and then launched a career in sales, marketing, public relations and publishing. She previously owned and operated a public relations and marketing firm representing clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi. Her extensive marketing and media background includes print, radio, promotions and event planning. She was also the owner and publisher of the Brevard County’s Space Coast Chronicle. Cynthia is passionate about helping businesses with effective marketing campaigns and exceeding their expectations. During her free time, she enjoys tennis, wine collecting, reading and hanging out with her dog Bella, which she adopted from the Humane Society, and is a long- time volunteer with the Austin Junior League.
Jennifer Day has recently moved back to Austin after graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in Graphic Design. After being in the rainy Northwest for three years, Jennifer is happy to be back in Texas. Since returning, she has been working as the Ad Designer for AW Media and doing various freelance jobs. In her spare time, Jennifer likes baking, going to concerts and enjoying the beautiful Austin weather.
Houston native Rhonda Rushing finally found her dream job, which combines her love of marketing, beauty and fun, as Marketing and Operations Manager for AW Media. She has accumulated more than 12 years of experience marketing for major brands including Bacardi, Budweiser and Paul Mitchell. A “Jane of all trades,” Rushing is also a licensed cosmetologist, and you can often find her behind the scenes doing hair and makeup for the runway as well as fashion and music photoshoots.