Featured Keynote: Caroline Beasley Will Open the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show

Caroline Beasley

Regularly recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” and executive member of the National Association of Broadcasters board of directors, the MAB is excited to introduce Caroline Beasley as its featured keynote presenter to open the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show.

Caroline Beasley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc, based in Naples, Fla. She has played a major role in shaping the company founded in 1961 by her father, Chairman George G. Beasley.

The Great Lakes Media Show will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Learn more at GreatLakesMediaShow.com 

Ms. Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 1, 2017, previously serving as interim Chief Executive Officer from March 18, 2016 until December 31, 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary beginning in 1994.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of BMI. In addition, Ms. Beasley is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and previously served on the Radio Executive Committee of the NAB Board of Directors. She is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board, and was elected to serve once again as Radio Board Chair in January 2017.

In 2017, she was honored by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year.” Ms. Beasley was named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012 and 2016. In addition, she has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” listing on an annual basis since 2003.

Ms. Beasley received the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and was the 2012 recipient of the “Frances Preston Trailblazer Award” from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry.

Ms. Beasley is a member of the Board of Visitors at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

She will  be joined on stage by Fred Jacobs, President of Michigan’s Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media Strategies. The keynote session will  focus on the future of the radio broadcast industry.

Larry Patrick,  Managing Partner of Patrick Communications, will  join in later in the session to bring a television perspective into the discussion.

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