The Media Financial Management Association (MFM)‘s Distinguished CFO Award pays tribute to a Chief Financial Officer who has made outstanding contributions to the media industry.
This year’s award goes to an individual that recently departed a pure-play radio broadcasting company that’s set to introduce CBS Radio’s AMs and FMs to its stable of stations.
Steve Fisher, the former EVP/CFO at Entercom, was presented the award today (5/23) during the Media Finance Focus 2017 conference in Orlando.
It is the 57th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the industry’s credit association. Media Finance Focus 2017 serves as the primary source of professional education for business and credit management executives in the media industry, including its newspaper, television, radio, cable, online, mobile and other digital media enterprises.
“Entercom has grown dramatically over the past several years, and Steve has played a significant role in its success,” said Saga SVP/CFO Sam Bush, a past chair of MFM’s board of directors.
Fisher served as Entercom’s EVP/CFO from November 1998 until his retirement last month. Prior to joining Entercom, Fisher served as Managing Director of a private equity firm located in Philadelphia.
Before that, Fisher held numerous broadcasting operational and financial management positions over a period of 15 years with Westinghouse Broadcasting, now CBS Radio—ironically, the entity that is merging with Entercom.
At Westinghouse, Fisher served as VP/GM of its radio properties and cable TV systems in Los Angeles and as EVP/Development for the Media Group, based in New York.
Fisher is also on the NAB Board of Directors.