The RAB, in conjunction with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), announced the completion of the Sixth Annual Rising Through the Ranks, Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Twenty scholarship recipients were welcomed at the BMI offices in Nashville August 21-22.
Scholarship recipients were selected and awarded by the three organizations. The two-day course emphasized the specific needs of women in management roles, including enhancing their overall management knowledge and skills. Courses were led by Susan Davenport Austin, Chairman, BMI Board of Directors/ Vice Chairman, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation / President, Sheridan Gospel Network; Lynn Anderson, CEO, Integrated Media Solutions Group; Beverlee Brannigan, VP of Radio Programming, Journal Broadcast Group; Sheena Calton, services coordinator, RAB; Lindsay Cerajewski, General Sales Manager, CBS Chicago; Erica Farber, President and CEO, RAB; Brandeis C. Hall, VP of Professional Development, RAB; Carol Hanley, EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Arbitron; Weezie Kramer, Station Group President, Entercom Communications; Katerina Perez, VP sales, Seattle, Clear Channel; Kay Olin, partner, Olin & Associates / Chair of Alliance for Women in Radio; Danielle Outlaw, VP, Sales, Neuhoff Media; Dan Spears, VP, Licensing, BMI; Bud Walters, President & Owner, The Cromwell Group; Diane Warren, Founder, Bounceology.
The customized curriculum included practical and real world applications that managers can put to use in the workplace immediately, including lessons on problem solving, managing team personalities, building one’s personal brand, and real world radio dynamics.
“The future of our industry is in good hands with this year’s class of scholarship recipients,” said Erica Farber, President and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “With the help of the RAB, BMI and MIW, these women are poised to lead their teams and our business. They are energized, empowered, and ready to implement the lessons learned at this seminar.”
“With in-depth information, interaction with industry leaders, and best practice teachings, graduates of the 2013 Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Seminar will have a powerful impact on the industry in the years to follow,” noted Michael Steinberg, Senior Vice President of Licensing at BMI. “BMI is very proud to partner with the RAB and the MIW to offer the Rising Through the Ranks program.”
This year’s Rising Through the Ranks graduates include:
Anne Marie Henick Cox Media Group
Stacey Kauffman WDRV/Hubbard Broadcasting
Melanie Gotlin CBS Radio
Crystalyn Portwood CBS Radio
Michele Downing Neuhoff Communications, Inc
Darcia Black Curtis Media Group
Donyshia Benjamin Emmis Communications
Tracie Williams Radio One
Brianna Parks Entercom Communications
Scotti Vaughan Cox Media Group
Megan Malone Summit Media Group
Tricia Gallenbeck Beasley Broadcast Group
Amy Berry Ham Broadcasting, Inc.
Lenee Ault Fisher Communications
Emily Hunt Bonneville Broadcasting
Alana Thomas Cox Media Group
Sande Cox Saga Communications/ 5 Star Radio Group
Ava Demonja Radio One
Hollie Grimaldi Flores KNCO-AM/KNCO-FM
Other graduates of the Rising Through The Ranks 2013 program include:
Gayle Brown BMI
Khristine Buettner Red Beacon Communications
Elizabeth Coon Results Radio, LLC
Kathy King BMI
Jennifer Tobar-Hardison CBS Radio
Wendy Tohill Neuhoff Communications, Inc.
Brooke Trissell RAB
Jane Wheeler Grand Prairie Radio, Ltd.