Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women Announce Completion of the 8th

Annual Management & Leadership Training Seminar

 New York, New York – August 27, 2015 -- The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI) ®, and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), is pleased to announce the successful completion of the eighth annual Rising Through the Ranks, Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Twenty-one scholarship recipients were welcomed at the BMI offices in Nashville, TN., August 19-20, 2015. Scholarships were courtesy of BMI.

Scholarship recipients were selected and awarded by the three organizations. The two-day seminar focused on the specific needs of women in radio management roles and worked to enhance their overall knowledge and skills.   

Featured speakers include:  
  • Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group
  • Becky Brenner, Partner, Albright, O’Malley & Brenner
  • Lindsay Cerajewski, Director of Partnership Marketing, Emmis Communications
  • Joe D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Broadcast Business, IBiquity
  • Kristen Delaney, Regional Market President, iHeartMedia
  • Erica Farber, President and CEO, RAB
  • Brandeis C. Hall, Vice President, Professional Development, RAB
  • Laurie Kahn, President and CEO, Media Staffing Networks
  • Val Maki, Market Manager, Los Angeles, Emmis
  • Beth Neuhoff, President, Neuhoff Media
  • Dolores Nolan, VP Membership, RAB
  • Kay Olin, Partner, Olin & Associates
  • Dan Spears, Vice President, Licensing, BMI
The customized curriculum featured practical and real world applications that participants of the course can put to use in the workplace immediately. The topics include: managing a team, problem solving, budgeting and forecasting, women in the radio workplace, recruiting, hiring and firing, and building a personal brand.

“For the past eight years, elite female executives have completed this seminar in preparation to be on the frontlines of our business,” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “Through this two-day seminar, we have instilled new management skills for these female managers to go back to their stations with a renewed energy to lead and excel within their organizations.”

“This curriculum allows for hands-on training from leading radio executives,” said Michael Steinberg, senior-vice president of Licensing at BMI. “The variety of in-depth professional development training that these scholarship winners have received is priceless. We at BMI are proud to support these women and cannot wait to see them succeed within our business.”   

“Our goal of The Rising Through the Ranks seminar is to use experience paired with resources to support women in radio,” said Kay Olin, partner, Olin & Associates and spokesperson of behalf of the MIW Group. “By mentoring these women we give them the necessary tools to lead the business and to inspire others.”  

“What an honor and privilege to have been chosen to be amongst such great talent. I left with information overload, yet a clear map of what I need to do in order to achieve my goals,” said Amy G. Hughes, general sales manager, Entercom Memphis. “My fellow scholarship recipients and I are committed to paying it forward and continue to make positive changes for those that follow in our footsteps in this industry.”

2015 Rising Through the Ranks Graduates:

Kate Bauer Katz Media Group
Georgia A. Beasley Beasley Media Group
Susan P. Begley iHeartMedia, Inc.
Sarah Brandon BMI, Inc
Andi Brooks Neuhoff Communications
Kate Burcham Great Plains Media
Judith A. Crocker Cape Cod Broadcasters Media
Summer Cummings Five Star Media Group
Jasmin Dorismond Lotus Communications Corp
Cassi Dowling E.W. Scripps Company
Luci Englum Cromwell Group
Melissa G. Galliani Cumulus Media
Keisha Glenn-Hutton WCBS 880AM
Jenny Rose Gonzalez BCA Radio
Jessica L. Hagen Entercom - Kansas City
Amy Hughes Entercom - Memphis
Jenna Kesneck Cox Media Group
Shannon R. Kinney Connoisseur Media
Lauren Levine Galaxy Communications
Elizabeth (Quinn) Mattingly CBS - Sacramento
Devon van der Merwe Entercom Upstate
Nicole Ondracka WKQX-FM/Cumulus
Dawn Pepka iHeartMedia, Inc.
Brittney C. Quarles Radio One Inc.
Katheryne Rodenfels CBS Radio
Lindsay Romano Neuhoff Media
Teri Taylor First Natchez Radio Group
Christy Wilson Cromwell Radio

About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music.  BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 650,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.

About MIW Radio Group

The MIW Radio Group consists of top-level Radio women across the country who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help put more women in positions of leadership in Radio. For contact information for each MIW, along with interviews, articles, and MIW presentations, or to join the MIW Network or learn about the MIW Mentoring Program, go to http://www.radiomiw.com

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. For more information log onto www.rab.com.

Media Contacts:

Meghan Buonocore

Caroline Gumer

Kay Olin