SPEAKERS

Danielle Atanda

Danielle Atanda, managing director at OMD, is a media executive with 20+ years of experience in building strong, customer-centric programs that deliver business results for Fortune 100 clients – identifying and reaching new and diverse audiences, creating partnerships beyond media, establishing new partnership engagement approach, orchestrating custom content initiatives, and driving agility and cost-efficient leads for performance marketing clients. At OMD, Atanda currently leads the integrated media planning and buying function for the U.S. Army. Before taking on that role, she served as the managing director of integrated investment at OMD. Before OMD, Atanda worked at a recruitment advertising agency for four years, driving leads for recruitment and B2B advertisers, including Intel, Cisco, Starbucks, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Gordon Borrell

Gordon Borrell is a sought-after speaker for conferences and company meetings and is the local media industry’s leading analyst. He is ranked in the top 2% among Gerson Lehrman Group’s 150,000 consultants worldwide and is quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Ad Age, Forbes, and other publications. He has appeared on CNN and other TV and radio programs discussing trends and forecasts for local media. Before starting Borrell Associates, Gordon was vice president for new media for Landmark Communications, where he worked for 22 years. He started his career as a reporter and editor for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1989 he began pioneering interactive ventures and helped establish the first TV, newspaper, cable,and network TV websites. Borrell conceptualized and helped create InfiNet, an Internet access and hosting company later split up and sold to Earthlink and to Gannett Co. He is past chairman of the Local Media Association and past president of the Newspaper Association of America’s New Media Federation. 

Matt Britton

Matt Britton is America’s leading expert on the new consumer (Gen Y & Z), having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 over the past two decades. In 2002 Britton founded MRY, a digital and social media marketing services agency, which he would grow from a one-person startup to a global powerhouse. In 2011, MRY was acquired by the Publicis Groupe. In 2016, Britton joined CrowdTap as CEO, and in 2017 Crowdtap was renamed Suzy. Through Suzy, a consumer intelligence platform that is being touted as “Siri for brands,” Britton and his team are bringing the voice of real consumers directly to brands. Suzy helps companies like Netflix, Coca-Cola, P&G, J&J, Citibank, Verizon, Nintendo, and Nestle, among others, validate critical assumptions so they can focus on creating compelling new products, developing effective marketing strategies, and validating direct offers that increase conversion, improve path-to-purchase, and drive growth.

Caroline Beasley

Caroline Beasley was appointed CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group, LLC on January 1, 2017. She previously served as interim CEO from March 18, 2016 until December 31st, 2016 and as EVP, CFO, treasurer, and secretary, beginning in 1994. She most recently served as the Joint Board chair of the NAB and is a past chairman of the NAB Radio Board. In addition, she is a member of the boards of BMI and the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Beasley has been consistently ranked among the top five of Radio Ink’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio.” She received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and was the 2012 recipient of the Frances Preston Trailblazer Award from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group.

Jeanne-Marie Condo

As EVP/GM of Skyview Networks, Jeanne-Marie Condo is the chief sales strategist for the company. Condo is a media sales veteran of 30 years, having launched her career with Phoenix’s KTAR 620 AM Sports. Over the course of her nine years with the station, she was named lead sports marketing director. In 1996, Condo joined Skyview Networks as EVP/GM to design and lead the company from a regional sports sales focus covering Arizona and California to a national powerhouse partnering across all four professional sports leagues. In 2014, Condo was selected to lead the national sales strategy for the relaunch of ABC Radio, and in 2018, she was tapped by CBS News Radio to lead its national sales strategy. 

John David

John David transitioned to senior advisor to the National Association of Broadcasters in February 2018 after serving as NAB executive vice president of radio. In his EVP role, he was responsible for service to NAB member radio stations and a liaison with the NAB Radio Board. David joined the NAB in 1989 as VP of broadcaster congressional relations. His broadcast career includes programming and management positions at radio stations in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. David represented Kansas and Missouri as a member of the NAB Radio Board from 1984-1988. He is a past president of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and a recipient of the MBA Distinguished Broadcaster Award. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was one of the first inductees into the Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. In 2018, David received the NAB National Radio Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. 

John Fix

John Fix is senior media analyst for the NA Oral Care Category at Procter & Gamble. He works with the in-house team to plan, buy, and measure across the media portfolio for brands including Crest, Oral-B, Scope, and Fixodent. Fix is part of the Analytics & Insights organization within P&G that is responsible for measurement of performance that ranges from reach to sales attribution. Fix also spent time as an engineer in aerospace, defense, and oil and gas and was eventually hired into P&G in manufacturing, landing in market research 15 years ago. Fix took an active interest in radio in 2017, and that interest has seen P&G’s use of radio grow exponentially, with Fix twice appearing at the RAB to energize the radio community.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy-award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to CNN.com. Since 2001, Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world.  Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes and serves as an executive producer for the HBO Documentary Unit. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007), Cheating Death (2009), and Monday Mornings (2012). His fourth book, Keep Sharp: Building a Better Brain will be published in 2021. In addition to work in the media, Gupta is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. 

Greg Guy

In his position as managing partner of Patrick Communications, Greg Guy has developed a strong track record of results in both radio and television transactions. With a client list that ranges from single-station owners in small markets to large publicly traded companies, Guy brings a unique and valuable prospective to the table. He has personally brokered the sale of hundreds of broadcast radio and television stations and towers. His educational background includes a B.S.C. in Media Management and M.A. in Telecommunications Research from Ohio University.

Juliet Huddy

Juliet Huddy co-hosts Curtis & Juliet with Curtis Sliwa middays on WABC in New York City. Huddy started her broadcast career in television news at small- and medium-market stations in California and Florida. She also served as news anchor on the provocative and irreverent morning radio program, “The Lex & Terry Show”.  In 1998, she got her big network TV break as a national news correspondent for FOX NEWS, based in Miami, and later Los Angeles. After the 9/11 attacks, Huddy was transferred to FOX HQ in New York City, hosting FOX & Friends, DaySide, and other shows. In 2007, she was given her own nationally syndicated talk show, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, interviewing everyone from Condoleezza Rice to Metallica's James Hetfield. In 2012, she moved to morning news at FOX 5 in NYC, then launched her own music website, Blonde & Crossbones – focusing on interviews with rock and metal superstars and up-and-comers. She joined WABC in 2018, first providing news and entertainment updates on Bernie & Sid in the Morning”until teaming up with Curtis Sliwa in 2019. 

Brad Kelly

Brad Kelly is managing director for Nielsen Audio. He oversees all sales and account management activity within the United States for the company’s core radio business unit. Kelly leads a talented team of salespeople and client service representatives who sell and service the Nielsen Audio suite nationally to 4,000+ radio stations, networks, rep firms, and related broadcast organizations. A second-generation broadcaster, Kelly grew up in the radio industry. During his tenure with Nielsen Audio (formerly Arbitron), he held numerous positions within the company including SVP/Audio, VP/regional manager, VP/corporate sales, local station account manager, and training specialist.

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly is a world-renowned journalist who rose to prominence reporting on some of the most consequential U.S. and international news events of the past decade. She was a journalist at Fox News from 2004 to 2017 and has moderated five presidential debates, including the first Republican primary debate in 2015. From 2017-2018, Kelly was a journalist with NBC News. She has interviewed high level notables including  Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, then-Senator Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and others. In 2016, her memoir, Settle for More, debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller List. Most recently, Kelly launched Devil May Care Media, an independent media venture that also produces her podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show, featuring interviews with newsmakers, thought leaders and compelling voices from the heartland and beyond. Since launch, the show has consistently ranked in the top of the podcast charts. 

Garret Komjathy

Garret Komjathy is SVP/Media & Communications Group for U.S. Bank. He has 30 years of corporate banking experience, including 25-plus years in Media & Communications new-deal origination, structuring, and relationship management. Before joining U.S. Bank, he was responsible for managing the New Jersey Department of Banking as part of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. Prior to that he served as managing director and originator in GE Capital’s Media, Entertainment & Communications Group in New York City. Komjathy has been a frequent panelist/speaker on SNL Kagan Broadcast Finance, Dickstein Shapiro/Pillsbury Radio Show Finance panels, and at Radio Ink’s Forecast 2019, among others. He serves on the FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity & Digital Empowerment. During the course of his professional career, he has served as administrative agent for a number of broadcasters including Beasley Broadcasting Group, Bayou City Broadcasting, SummitMedia, Adams Radio Group, Morris Multimedia, NextMedia, and Multicultural Radio Broadcasting.

Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara is president of Univision Radio, leading the company’s radio business and overseeing the development and implementation of strategies that take UCI’s digital, content creation, programming, and entertainment efforts within radio into the future. He works closely with general managers across the country as well as leaders across Univision Local Media to drive innovation and operational leadership of the radio business. Lara joined UCI with more than 20 years of experience leading digital, programming, content, and marketing teams in the radio, music, and entertainment industry. He has worked with top media and content companies including Viacom, EMI, and, most recently, Spanish Broadcasting System. During his career he has been known as a trailblazer in the execution of digital, programming, content, and talent strategies to reach Hispanic and international audiences. He was recently presented the Medallas de Cortez Broadcaster of the Year award at the Hispanic Radio Conference.

Susan Larkin

Susan Larkin is the chief operating officer for Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S. Entercom reaches over 170 million people each month through a robust portfolio of over 230 radio stations, live events, and digital platforms. In this role, Larkin leads operations for the company’s entire portfolio. Larkin is a seasoned radio executive with over 25 years of experience. She most recently served as regional president, overseeing the San Francisco and Sacramento markets, and market manager for Entercom’s New York market. Before joining Entercom in in 2017, she served as regional vice president at Cox Media Group, overseeing the Orlando and Jacksonville cluster of radio stations. 

Dr. Jeff Loucks

Jeff Loucks is the founder and executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (the TMT Center). Using original research and deep industry expertise, the TMT Center develops insights that reveal emerging trends, so executives can anticipate change rather than reacting to it. Loucks has an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Political Science from The Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Drew Marcus

Drew Marcus is a senior advisor to Guggenheim Securities in its investment banking division. He has focused on media and technology during his entire career, which has included roles as an analyst, banker, portfolio manager, and venture capitalist. He is also managing partner of Sugarloaf Rock Capital, LLC, which invests in companies in the media, technology, telecommunications and consumer sectors and additionally serves as a venture partner at Walden Venture Capital. Marcus was founder and portfolio manager of SLRC Media Opportunities Fund from 2009-2016 and was vice chairman of global banking at Deutsche Bank from 2005-2008. During his 23 years as an analyst, Marcus covered the radio and TV broadcasting, outdoor, entertainment, and publishing sectors. He has ranked as the number one broadcasting analyst in surveys conducted by Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal and has been involved in over 200 transactions valued at over $100 billion. 

Mike McVay

Mike McVay is president of McVay Media Consulting, working globally as a full-service consultant in the areas of content creation, program consultation, syndication, digital delivery, production and imaging, podcasting, and talent coaching. He was most recently executive vice president of content and programming for Cumulus Media and Westwood One.  McVay is a 40-year programmer with national and local management, ownership, sales, major market programming, and major market on-air experience. He has owned and operated radio stations in multiple markets and understands the business of our business. McVay has also developed and launched several highly successful nationally syndicated programs. 

Ginny Morris

Ginny Morris is the chair and CEO of Hubbard Radio LLC and has more than 30 years of broadcast industry, business, and general management experience. She is responsible for strategic direction for Hubbard’s 43 radio stations throughout the United States. In 2011, Morris led Hubbard’s acquisition of 17 radio stations from Bonneville International Corp., strengthening Hubbard’s national reach and significantly expanding its industry footprint. In 2013, the company followed with the acquisition of 10 stations from Sandusky. Morris originally joined the family-owned and -operated company in 1982 and worked her way to management positions before becoming president and general manager of KSTP-FM and KSTP-AM in 1995. Morris currently serves on the boards of the RAB, BMI, and the Library of American Broadcasting. 

Jessica Rosenthal

Jessica Rosenthal, a partner at Wiley Law, represents clients in asset acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, exchanges, debt and equity financing transactions, and other corporate matters, specializing in mass media/broadcast transactions. She has served as lead transactional counsel for buyers and sellers and negotiated, drafted, and closed hundreds of radio and television transactions ranging in price and complexity. In addition, Rosenthal has broad experience in tower sales and leasing matters for a variety of clients. She has also negotiated a variety of agreements for noncommercial broadcasters to implement strategic combinations to better serve their communities.

Christine Travaglini

Christine Travaglini is president of Katz Radio Group, driving overall business development and strategy for Katz Radio Group’s 14 regional offices across the country, which together serve as the national sales partner to more than 3,300 radio stations and their digital audio platforms. Travaglini leads the Katz team in driving maximum results for broadcasters and their advertisers through radio advocacy, innovative marketing solutions, and compelling data and insights. Beginning in 2008, Travaglini served as president of Christal Radio, a division within Katz. Before that she was SVP/GSM for Christal, a post she held for five years. In 2013, she was also named president of Katz Partnerships; under her leadership, the Katz Partnerships team has developed and influenced millions of dollars for Katz broadcast clients providing first-to-market ideas and advertiser-focused audio solutions.

Brian Wieser

Brian Wieser is global president, business intelligence for GroupM, WPP’s media investment group. He heads GroupM’s thought leadership practice to ensure that WPP’s clients receive actionable marketplace intelligence on markets, audiences, partners, platforms, and supply and demand dynamics. A former investment banker, equity research analyst, and ad tech CMO, Wieser has been called “Madison Avenue’s de facto chief economist.”

Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media, joined Townsquare in September 2010. He previously served as the company’s co-CEO/EVP and chief content & digital officer. Previously, he was president of AOL Media from 2006 to May 2010.  Before moving to AOL, Wilson served as SVP for worldwide marketing at Bertelsmann Music Group, which he joined in 1992; while there he was responsible for worldwide marketing for the world’s biggest artists, including Dave Matthews Band, Outkast, Foo Fighters, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, and Santana. Wilson has been on the Radio Ink “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” list for the past three years. 


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