Dan Mason is New BFA Chair


Dan-MasonDan Mason is the new chairperson of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, which helps broadcasters in need. He’s been co-vice-chair since last June, following his retirement as President/CEO of CBS Radio.

Citadel Communications CEO Phil Lombardo is retiring from the BFA chair position after 13 years and is being recognized for his service with the title of Chair Emeritus. Lombardo said: “Foundation recipients were hard-working broadcasters, committed to their stations and communities, and now destitute, often alone, and in need of our support. It has been the most rewarding endeavor of my career to serve our colleagues in need.”

“Dan is a passionate broadcaster and media visionary who will help us extend our message of hope across today’s communication platforms to reach more colleagues,” said BFA President Jim Thompson. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Phil for his many years of service at the helm of our charity. He has given tirelessly to our mission’s purpose and helped us raise an unprecedented amount of donations to aid broadcasters.”

Several executives are coming onto the board, including Beasley Broadcast Group Interim CEO Caroline Beasley, Nexstar Broadcasting Group President/CEO Perry Sook, President and Chief Executive Officer of, and Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb.

Cox Media Group President Bill Hoffman is now Co-Vice Chair with Richard A. Foreman Associates President/CEO Richard Foreman and Katz Television Group President Leo MacCourtney will take over as Treasurer of the Broadcasters Foundation.

Beasley Broadcast Group Founder/Chairman/CEO George Beasley and Hearst Corporation Director David Barrett are also retiring from the board.