News Release
News Release
News Release
News Release
September 22, 2009
Zamir Ahmed

NAB Education Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Broadcast Leadership Training Class

WASHINGTON, DC - After nine successful years and 156 graduates, the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that a new class of broadcast executives has arrived for the 10th anniversary year of the MBA-style Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. Established by the NABEF in 2001, the BLT program is designed for senior level broadcast radio and television managers seeking to advance as group executives or station owners. To encourage diversity in broadcasting, NABEF offers fellowship opportunities to women and people of color.

In recognition of the 10th year, the new class will have the opportunity to meet and learn from many of the program graduates whom have been invited back to participate in the program sessions. The class, program graduates, sponsors and faculty will be recognized at a November 4, reception held on Capitol Hill.

The participants in the 2010 BLT class are:

Sulma Avenancio
Director of Sales
WEIB-FM New Britain, CT
Tracy Gilliam
Tracy T. Gilliam Media Research, Ashburn, VA
Stephen Bates
Executive Sales Director
American Urban Radio Networks, Chicago
Fred Morton
Co-Owner/ Operator
Missouri City, TX
Alexis Campbell
General Sales Manager
Glory Communication, Columbia, SC
Robert Muzac
Director of Operations
HRM International, Freeport, NY
Glenn Coleman
Local Sales Manager
Tribune/WDCW-TV Washington, DC
Maxx Myrick
Myrick Media, Nashville
Pierre Cromartie
Vice President and GM
KIRE-TV/ Raycom Media, Pollok, TX
Stephanie Rein
Owner/ GM
Rachel Campbell Deen
Regional Sales Manager
Bayou City Broadcasting, San Angelo, TX
Lisa Yokota
Director of Marketing
KTSF-TV Brisbane, CA
Kim Gattis
Director of Sales
Radio One, Wake Forest, NC

The 2010 BLT program consists of five intensive super sessions. Included in the curriculum are courses on the process of assessing, purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations. Sessions are taught by broadcasters, FCC staff, communications attorneys, members of the banking community and academic faculty. For additional information on the BLT program, click here.

The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

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