The founders and board of Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC) formally closed the center after 30 years effective January 1, 2019. According to a stagnant page on CCMC’s website, the decision was made to “make room for a new generation of strategic communications experts.” The statement continues to explain how the timing was crucial to push others into activism, citing 2020 as a “critically important” year with the presidential election and issues such as “gender equality to global population shifts, the environment, reproductive justice, child welfare, human rights and more.”  
Emily Tynes is a left-wing activist and media executive. She is a co-founder of CCMC and was the center’s executive vice president from 2006-2009. Prior to her tenure as executive vice president at CCMC, Tynes was the director of communications for the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), a post she retook in 2009. She’s also held the position of communications director for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), currently referred to as NARAL Pro-Choice America. 
Co-founder Kathleen Bonk was the final executive director and president of CCMC until it closed in 2018. Her final salary was $180,385 with $5,734 in additional compensation.  Bonk is also a visiting faculty for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. 
The center also controlled an action fund that had been relatively inactive. All IRS returns filed by the action fund were “e-postcard” since its annual revenue was less than $50,000. 
2018*The organization shut down effective January 1, 2019. This 990 reflects remaining funds.