Rising Through the Ranks

Scholarship recipients for this year’s Rising Through the Ranks program have been announced and will be honored at this year’s seminar at the BMI Nashville office Aug. 13-15. The Rising Through The Ranks scholarships are presented annually by the Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI, and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW).

Twenty-nine individuals will receive a scholarship to attend the seminar, which focuses primarily on management and sales techniques including problem solving, recruiting, difficult conversations, hiring and firing, personal brand building and the role of today’s radio manager.

Speakers include Hartley Adkins, President, Integrated Revenue Strategy, iHeartMedia; Georgia Beasley, Manager, Professional Development, RAB; Joe D'Angelo, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Radio, Xperi Inc.-DTS/HD Radio; Erica Farber, President/CEO, RAB; Kim Guthrie, President, Cox Media Group; Bill Hendrich, Executive VP, Cox Media Group; Amy Hughes, Director of Sales, Entercom Memphis; Laurie Kahn, Founder/Chief Multi-Tasker, Media Staffing Network; Susan Larkin, Regional Vice President, Entercom; Denyse Mesnik, President, The Mesnik Group/MIW Executive Committee; Val Maki, President/COO, Brandovation; Jennifer Morelli, Senior VP, Live Events & Experiences, Entercom; Ginny Morris, Chairperson/CEO, Hubbard Radio; Beth Neuhoff, CEO, Neuhoff Media; Dan Spears, Vice President, Industry Relations, BMI; and Erika Sylvia, Controller, Emmis Communications.

Recipients Revealed

The 2019 Rising Through the Ranks scholarship recipients are: Luisa Banks, Cox Media Group Atlanta; Rebecca Bennett, Westwood One New York; Jill Bernhardt, Cumulus Media Atlanta; Taylor Brown, Neuhoff Media Springfield, IL; Alexandra Byrnes, Entercom Sacramento; Yvonne Cheng, iHeartMedia, Washington, DC; Tiffany Davison, Katz Media Group New York; Katy Dempsey, Bryan Broadcasting, College Station, TX; Adella Fremstad-Nolden, Radio One, Dallas; Jaime Guglielmi, Beasley Media Group Philadelphia; Pamela Hall, Kindred Communications Huntington, WV; Andrea Hansen, Entercom Madison, WI; Nichole Hansen, Spencer Radio Group/SAGA Communications Spencer, IA; Traci Harris-Mason, Forcht Broadcasting Hopkinsville, KY; Dara Kalvort, Entercom Miami; Tori Kahl, iHeartMedia, New Orleans; Shannon Kenefick, Townsquare Media, Danbury, CT; Adria Lawrence, Emmis Communications Austin; Kate Maguire, Summitmedia Omaha; Elizabeth Nifong, Beasley Media Group Charlotte; Debbie Payne, Cumulus Media Los Angeles; Katherine Pfahl, Radio One Washington, DC; Kristina Schoenbeck, Entercom New York; Crista St. John, Bonneville/Mariners Radio Seattle; Ava Suppelsa, BMI Nashville; Brianne Thompson, Leighton Broadcasting Thompson, ND; Denise Tolzman, Queen B Radio Platteville, WI; Dianna Towns Neuhoff Media Ludlow, MA; and Ashley Williams, Cox Media Group Orlando.