About Us

Dealing with the challenges of today requires artists who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. The Professional Audiobook Narrators Association emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2021, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

 
 
Committees

At PANA, our top priority is to achieve results for the narrator community, and we know that our success depends on the quality of our campaigns and partnerships. Our approach is to build strategic networks and promote programs that will help advance our work. Learn more about the activities we’re passionate about and get in touch with us to see how you can get involved.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Advocacy Committee is in charge of narrator advocacy, including publicity campaigns to raise awareness in the audiobook-listening public and the creation of deeper connections with authors/producers/publishers.

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CELEBRATING EACH OTHER

The Recognition Committee is in charge of planning, managing, publicizing, and executing our association’s annual audiobook awards show, which will celebrate narrators, production staff, recording studios, and casting directors.

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COORDINATING OUR VOICES

The Communications/Media Committee is in charge of coordinating, managing, and implementing our website and social media strategy, as well as keeping all members updated with the activities and efforts of the association.

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DOING WHAT'S NEEDED

While anti-racism is every member’s individual privilege and responsibility, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee manages additional efforts from mentorship opportunities to BIPOC support groups to casting advocacy.

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GROWING AS ARTISTS

From classes and workshops to certification opportunities, the Education Committee continually assesses the needs of the association and helps to provide and coordinate opportunities for growth, edification, and connection.

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CONNECTING WITH EACH OTHER

The Events Committee conceives, manages, and executes a variety of local and national events, including meet-ups, workshops, retreats, and conferences, to enable narrators to support and learn from one another.

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MEETING NEEDS

Making sure your voice matters, the Membership Committee handles all of the aspects of membership, including welcoming and orienting new members and connecting with, supporting, and listening to veteran members.

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GATHERING SUPPORT

The Sponsorships Committee is in charge of sourcing, coordinating, and managing relationships with organizations and entities looking to support our network of audiobook narrators.

Board of Directors and Administration