Susan Davenport Austin Elected Chairman Of The Board Of Directors For BMI
October 19, 2011 at 6:20 AM (PT)
SUSAN DAVENPORT AUSTIN, most recently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, held YESTERDAY (10/18) in NASHVILLE, TN. AUSTIN succeeds JACK SANDER, former Vice Chairman of Belo Corporation in DALLAS, TX, who was elected Presiding Director at the meeting. AUSTIN joined the BMI board in 2007 Ms. Austin, named by Radio Ink Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio and one of the Most Influential African Americans in Radio, joined the BMI board in 2007 and is both the first woman and the first African-American elected to serve as Chairman of the BMI BOARD.
SUSAN currently serves as a director and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SHERIDAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION and President of the SHERIDAN GOSPEL NETWORK.
Reelected as members of the Board along with AUSTIN were CRAIG A. DUBOW, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GANNETT CO., INC.; PAUL KARPOWICZ, President, MEREDITH BROADCASTING GROUP; VIRGINIA HUBBARD MORRIS, Chair, HUBBARD RADIO and Vice President, HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.; and G. NEIL SMITH, President, GNS MEDIA, LLC. All will serve terms that will expire in 2015.