From the NAB To Beasley Board For Former Sen. Smith


Gordon Smith has been nominated by the Beasley Media Group Board of Directors to be added to the slate of directors to be presented at the annual shareholders meeting on May 25.

The official unanimous vote took place during the company’s Board of Director’s meeting on March 31, 2022.

Smith at the end of 2021 stepped down as the President/CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He took the role in November 2009 and served for over a decade working on behalf of the radio and television industry until his transition to the role of special advisor at the NAB at the end of 2021.

“It is such an honor and a privilege to welcome Gordon to the Beasley Media Group Board of Directors,” said Beasley Media Group Board Chair and CEO Caroline Beasley. “His outstanding leadership, dedication and service to broadcasters and our nation is unparalleled. His understanding of Washington and how to navigate the halls of power will serve our Board well for years to come. I look forward to working closely with Gordon and our board as we continue to evolve our company forward.”

Smith said, “During my years at NAB’s helm, I was privileged to get to know many of the outstanding firms in membership at the association. Among these, Beasley Media Group was always in the upper echelons. It was my privilege to know George Beasley and it will be my pleasure to continue working with Caroline, Bruce and Brian on the Beasley board.”

During Smith’s tenure, the NAB played a pivotal role on a number of significant issues affecting radio broadcasters, including the preservation and modernization of the music licensing and copyright system, and reviews of media ownership rules.

Prior to joining the NAB, Smith served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and later as senior advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling.

Other BBGI Board members include Vice Chairman Allen B. Shaw, Bruce G. Beasley, Brian E. Beasley, Peter A. Bordes, Jr., Michael J. Fiorile, Leslie V. Godridge, and Charles M. Warfield.