For many years, he was associated with Group W and CBS Radio, entities that no longer exist.
Now, Scott Herman has been chosen to serve as the Chair of one of the media industry’s foremost charity organizations benefiting its own.
Herman, presently CEO of SHH Media Management, takes the top position at the Broadcasters Foundation of America as Dan Mason relinquishes the role, but will remain on the Board of Directors.
Furthermore, the Board has a new member: Skyview Networks President/COO Steve Jones.
Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television, has been re-elected as Vice Chair.
The elections were held during a Board of Directors video-conference meeting on Wednesday.
In comments noting his changed role at the BFA, Mason said, “It has been an honor to serve the broadcasting industry as Chair of the Broadcasters Foundation, and I look forward to continuing my involvement as a Board member of this unique charity that helps our colleagues. I am pleased to turn over the chair seat to Scott, who I know to be both capable and caring. He loves this industry as much as I do and will work tirelessly to help those in our business who need it most.”
Herman added, “I have great admiration for Dan and the charitable work that he and the Board do every day. Tragedy that upends lives and leaves our colleagues in desperate need deserve our help and support. I am grateful for this opportunity to give back to our industry. I also want to welcome Steve, who has contributed time and energy to helping raise funds to support our cause.”
Herman has served as the BFA’s Vice Chair since 2017. He spent nearly 40 years of his career at CBS Radio and its predecessor companies, Group W and Infinity Broadcasting, before launching SHH Media Management, an executive advisory firm that consults media operators and the financial community on mergers and acquisitions and leadership development. Herman is also a Board Member of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and served as the organization’s Chair from 2010-2012. During his tenure at CBS Radio, Radio Ink magazine consistently named Herman one of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society.