||'Rising Through the Ranks' Concludes Another Successful Program
The Radio Advertising Bureau, in conjunction with Broadcast Music, Inc., and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group, recently celebrated the successful completion of the Sixth Annual Rising Through the Ranks, Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Twenty scholarship recipients were welcomed at the BMI offices in Nashville, TN., August 21-22.
Scholarship recipients were selected and awarded by the three organizations. The two-day course emphasized the specific needs of women in management roles, including enhancing their overall management knowledge and skills.
Courses were led by Susan Davenport Austin, Chairman, BMI Board of Directors/Vice Chairman, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation/President, Sheridan Gospel Network; Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group; Beverlee Brannigan, VP of Radio Programming, Journal Broadcast Group; Sheena Calton, Services Coordinator, RAB; Lindsay Cerajewski, General Sales Manager, CBS Chicago; Erica Farber, President and CEO, RAB; Brandeis C. Hall, VP of Professional Development, RAB; Carol Hanley, EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Arbitron; Weezie Kramer, Station Group President, Entercom Communications; Katerina Perez, VP sales, Seattle, Clear Channel; Kay Olin, partner, Olin & Associates/Chair of Alliance for Women in Radio; Danielle Outlaw, VP, Sales, Neuhoff Media; Dan Spears, VP, Licensing, BMI; Bud Walters, President & Owner, The Cromwell Group; and Diane Warren, Founder, Bounceology.
The customized curriculum included practical and real world applications that managers can put to use in the workplace immediately, including lessons on problem solving, managing team personalities, building one's personal brand, and real world radio dynamics.
"It was such a wonderful experience for me," noted Scotti Vaughan, senior account executive, Cox Media Group. "I feel totally bulletproof after spending two days with all of these amazing women."
"The future of our industry is in good hands with this year's class of scholarship recipients," said Erica Farber, President and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. "With the help of the RAB, BMI and MIW, these women are poised to lead their teams and our business. They are energized, empowered, and ready to implement the lessons learned at this seminar."
"With in-depth information, interaction with industry leaders, and best practice teachings, graduates of the 2013 Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Seminar will have a powerful impact on the industry in the years to follow," noted Michael Steinberg, Senior Vice President of Licensing at BMI. "BMI is very proud to partner with the RAB and the MIW to offer the Rising Through the Ranks program."
"The Rising Through the Ranks seminar is the epitome of Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio's mission," noted Heidi Raphael, Vice President, Corporate Communication, Greater Media, and spokesperson on behalf of the MIW Group. "We are excited to welcome these 20 bright and inspired women into the MIW network."
This year's Rising Through the Ranks BMI scholarship graduates include: Anne Marie Henick, Cox Media Group; Stacey Kauffman, WDRV/Hubbard Broadcasting; Melanie Gotlin, CBS Radio; Crystalyn Portwood, CBS Radio; Michele Downing, Neuhoff Communications, Inc.; Darcia Black, Curtis Media Group; Donyshia Benjamin, Emmis Communications; Tracie Williams, Radio One; Brianna Parks, Entercom Communications; Scotti Vaughan, Cox Media Group; Megan Malone, Summit Media Group; Tricia Gallenbeck, Beasley Broadcast Group; Amy Berry, Ham Broadcasting, Inc.; Lenee Ault, Fisher Communications; Emily Hunt, Bonneville Broadcasting; Alana Thomas, Cox Media Group; Sande Cox, Saga Communications/5 Star Radio Group; Ava Demonja, Radio One; and Hollie Grimaldi Flores, KNCO-AM/KNCO-FM.
Other graduates of the Rising Through the Ranks 2013 program include: Gayle Brown, BMI; Khristine Buettner, Red Beacon Communications; Elizabeth Coon, Results Radio, LLC; Kathy King, BMI; Jennifer Tobar-Hardison, CBS Radio; Wendy Tohill, Neuhoff Communications, Inc.; Brooke Trissel, RAB; and Jane Wheeler, Grand Prairie Radio, Ltd.