NAB Education Foundation Names 2016 Broadcast Leadership Training Class
September 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM (PT)
The NAB EDUCATION FOUNDATION (NABEF) has announced the 2016 class of the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. Participants are selected through a competitive application process. The 2016 roster, which includes 15 broadcast professionals, can be accessed here.
Now in its sixteenth year, the 10-month, MBA-style program teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations to senior level broadcast executives who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners. Currently, a number of BLT graduates are in varying stages of station acquisition. Of the 255 graduates, 43 currently own or have owned stations, and more than 90 have moved to more senior level positions or to larger markets.
The BLT program comprises weekend sessions held once a month for 10 months at NAB's headquarters. Students have the opportunity to network with session instructors, including broadcasters, FCC (FCC) staff, communications attorneys, members of the banking community and academic faculty, while learning how to apply the skills taught in the program to real-world situations.
"We are excited to begin year 16 of the BLT program and to help a new group of experienced, senior level broadcasters learn more about the business and hopefully join the ranks of previous graduates as owners, group heads and leaders in the industry," BLT program dean and SHOOTINGSTAR BROADCASTING Founder/Pres./CEO DIANE SUTTER said.
NABEF and SUTTER have tapped industry experts to serve as associate deans of the program. The 2016 associate deans are OHANA MEDIA GROUP owner TRILA BUMSTEAD; GRAHAM AND ASSOCIATES Co-founder/Managing Dir. ANITA STEPHENS-GRAHAM; ROUNDTABLE BROADCASTING Pres. MARC JAROMIN; BAYOU CITY BROADCASTING Pres./CEO DUJUAN MCCOY; and ALOHA STATION TRUST CEO JEANETTE TULLY.