Pierre Bouvard is senior vice president of sales at TRA, a division of TiVo Inc. TRA is a TV audience measurement service that merges television set-top viewing with consumer product usage of Automotive, CPG and Pharma. Previously, as president of sales at Arbitron Inc., Bouvard led the sales and marketing effort to launch Arbitron’s Portable People Meter (PPM), and created the company’s out-of-home and custom research divisions. He was named by Media Week Magazine as one of the 50 most indispensable media executives shaping the future of media. He serves on the boards of Adify and TRA and currently is Ex-Office Board Chairman of IRTS, a leading media charity in New York City.
Eduardo Caballero, Miami The striking growth and prominence of Hispanic media in the United States owes an important debt to Eduardo Caballero, who came to this country in 1961 from his native Cuba as an experienced lawyer and started over as a broadcaster. He began by selling radio time in New York and was soon the first Hispanic general sales manager in the U.S. Caballero switched to television in 1968 as vice president / director of sales at Spanish International Network TV (now Univision). He started his own Spanish International Television in 1973, selling movie packages to some 30 stations across the country. Next, Caballero Spanish Media was born, and by the time it was sold to Interep represented over 130 Spanish radio stations. His present media domain is Caballero TV and Radio Sales in Miami, representing independent Hispanic TV stations and cable programming.
Michael Carter, Kansas City, MO Michael Carter’s grandfather began operating the nation’s first black radio station west of the Mississippi in1950. KPRS has since been joined by KPRS-FM, and the Carter Broadcast Group has since celebrated its 57th anniversary, winning the NAB’s Crystal Award along the way.
Gary R. Chapman, Providence. Gary Chapman is one of the broadcast industry’s senior executives. He was chairman, president and CEO of LIN Television until his nominal retirement from that post in mid-2006, and in 2008 began formation of a new media company with emphasis on broadcast media. During his tenure at LIN the group grew from seven to 30 television stations, becoming one of the nation’s largest. He joined LIN’s former parent company as president of television in 1988 and was named CEO of television in June 1994 and chairman in August 2000. Chapman held the industry’s senior statesman position as joint board chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters from 1991 to 1993 after serving as head of the television board from 1989 to 1991. He also served the industry importantly as chairman of the Association for Maximum Service Television from 2000 to 2005.
Sam Donaldson, McLean, VA: The Donaldson career with ABC News included 14 years as Chief White House Correspondent. He then became co-anchor (with Cokie Roberts) of the Sunday “This Week” talk show, in addition to being co-anchor (with Diane Sawyer) of “Prime Time Live.”
Erica Farber, president and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, leads that medium’s advocacy efforts ing driving business, growing advertising revenue and communicating radio’s digital transition. She has held nearly every position in radio sales and management, including rising through the ranks at the INTEREP Companies to be executive vice president / radio development director. She led the way for women into the general manager’s chair of a major market station, first at WROR-FM Boston and then WXLO-FM New York. Consistently voted one of “The Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine, she was named a Giant of Broadcasting in 2012. Her board memberships also include the Ad Council, Advertising Week, Arbitron and Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Marc G. Guild, New York Marc Guild has the representation business in his genes, and has been associated for years with the Interep firm begun by Ralph Guild. Now he heads the independent Diamond Ark Media. Among his credentials: the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard University Graduate School.
David E. Kennedy has held leadership roles across the board in broadcasting and is now pioneering in the new world of mobile. As CEO of appMobi Inc. he heads a company whose platform permits any web developer to create and deploy customized applications for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Founded in 2006, in February this year its developer tools division was sold to Intel Corp., with which it established a strategic partnership for its entire complement of engagement and monetization cloud services. Before appMobi he was, successively, president and CEO of Susquenanna Radio Corp.and the parent Susquehanna Media Co., a major market radio, cable and Internet enterprise, before becoming CEO and vice chairman of Interep National Radio Sales. Kennedy is a past joint board chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, past board chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau and now serves on the boards of the John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation as well as the LABF, where he headed the Strategic Planning Committee.
Erwin G. Krasnow. Washington Erwin Krasnow heads the communications and technology practice of Garvey Schubert Barer, has been described as “a dean of the Washington communications bar.” He is a prolific author and was founding director and vice chairman of Broadcast Capital Inc., a minority broadcast investment fund. Earlier in his career he served on the House Communications and Power Subcommittee, before becoming general counsel of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Dr. Judy Kuriansky, New York Judy Kuriansky is an internationally known radio and TV personality, clinical psychologist, relationship expert, author and speaker. She has been a radio advice host for over 20 years and is a frequent contributor to CNN, MSNBC and Court TV. Among her honors is the first international Outreach Award from the American Women in Radio and TV.
Richard Leibner, New York Richard Leibner is President of N. S, Bienstock Inc., whose talent representation practice includes America’s most successful for broadcast journalism. Among the firm’s clients: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Paula Zahn, Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly.
James T. Morley, Newtown, CT Jim Morley is a long-time broadcast executive who, with associates, took over the Katz Communications’ nine radio stations to form New City Communications, whose interests had grown to 17 stations before being sold to Cox Radio Inc. He is currently involved in several startup media and internet training initiatives. His cultural interests include the New Haven Symphony board of directors, of which he is president.
Virginia Hubbard Morris, St Paul, MN. Ginny Morris is President of St. Paul-based Hubbard Broadcasting, is a third-generation broadcaster who began her career at Hubbard flagship KSTP-TV. Over the years she served as president and general manager of KSTP-AM-FM and president of the Hubbard Radio Network. She is a former chair of the NAB Radio Board and currently serves on the boards of BMI and RAB.
Larry Patrick, Elkridge, MD Larry Patrick is the founder and a Managing Partner at Patrick Communications, a media brokerage firm headquartered in Maryland. Prior to his work at Patrick Communications, he served as Senior Vice President of the NAB and as COO of Gilmore Broadcasting.
Allen Shaw is Owner, President and CEO of Centennial Broadcasting II based in Winston-Salem North Carolina. He is also Vice Chairman of the Beasley Broadcast Group. He built and sold two other radio station groups: Centennial Broadcasting and Crescent Communications. He was Executive VP and COO of the Beasley Broadcast Group 1985-90, Executive VP Radio Division of Summit Communications 1981-85 and was a pioneer in the development of FM radio as President of the ABC Owned FM Radio Stations in New York 1968-79.
Craig K. Tanner, McLean, VA. Craig Tanner is a television executive whose broad experience in the broadcasting, cable TV, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries positions him ideally as a player in the new world of electronic media. His career has been conspicuous in providing leadership in technology strategy and industry policy. The new worlds of digital and HDTV have been a concentration throughout his career, which has included executive positions with CBS in New York, and at Sony, CableLabs, TELE-TV, the Advanced Television Systems Committee and, most recently, as vice president of Digital Television Business Development for SHARP, where he led the Washington (DC) area office.
John Taylor, Washington, D.C. John Taylor is Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for LG Electronics USA. In his capacity as LG’s senior U.S. industry executive , he represents the company before the U.S. Government. He is also the chief media spokesman and public relations strategist for LG Electronics USA.
Charles Warfield, New York Charles Warfield is the President and COO of ICBC Holdings, Inc., the second largest radio broadcasting company targeting African-American audiences. In addition to serving on several industry boards, he is deeply involved in community work, serving on the boards of the American Red Cross, The Urban League and the United Negro College Fund, among others.
Dennis Wharton, Washington. Dennis Wharton is executive vice president of media relations for the National Association of Broadcasters, and as such is the association’s chief spokesperson for all outreach and public policy advocacy to the national news media and trade press. He also serves as a strategic adviser to the NAB president and CEO, to the senior staff and to member stations on public relations issues. Wharton joined NAB in 1996 after a 16-year career in journalism, conspicuously as a Washington reporter for Variety and Daily Variety; he was Washington bureau chief before joining the senior broadcast association in 1996.
Ramsey L. Woodworth, Falls Church, VA Ramsey Woodworth , chairman of the board of the Library of American Broadcasting, has specialized in telecommunications law for more than 35 years. A former principal of Wilkes, Artis, Hedrick and Lane, he is now of counsel to Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald. His extensive practice ranges from radio and television licensing and policy matters to public communications, private wireless, satellite and cable common carrier services. He has served as LAB chairman for over a decade.
Millard Younts, Richmond, VA Mitt Younts is a principal in EnVest Media LLC, which he established in 2003. Prior to that he served for 12 years as managing director of Media Services Group Inc., a nationwide media brokerage firm he helped to found in 1990. Earlier he served with the Atlanta-based Chapman Associates brokerage.