NAB Leadership Foundation Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors

NAB Leadership Foundation Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors

NAB Leadership Foundation

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Leadership Foundation has elected the president of the Black Information Network and the president of the iHeartMedia division of Metro Markets, Tony Coles, to serve on its board of directors, as well as the executive vice president of Cox Media Group, Paul J. Curran Jr. and the executive of Allen Media Group. Vice President of Global Human Resources Melody Smalls.

“We are delighted to welcome three exceptional individuals to the NAB Board of Directors and we are grateful for the guidance of our Board as we work to develop leaders, advance diversity and highlight service initiatives. community of our industry, ”said Darrell Brown, president of NAB Leadership. Foundation and President of Bonneville International / KSL Broadcast Group.

“We would like to thank the new members for their willingness to serve and look forward to their ideas as we continue to expand our programs and prepare the next generation of industry leaders,” said Michelle Duke, President of NAB Leadership Foundation.

Coles has over 35 years of experience in the radio industry. He joined iHeartMedia in 2004 and has held various on-air, programming and management positions across the country. Most recently, Coles served as executive vice president of programming for the company’s western region. In his current role, he oversees the profitability of 21 iHeartMedia markets.

Curran oversees the programming, operations and all sales of CMG’s 25 full-power television stations in key markets across the country. Prior to his current role, Curran served as CMG’s Vice President of Market in Orlando, where he led a converging market of radio and television brands including WFTV (ABC) and WRDQ (Ind), News 96.5, K92.3, WMMO, Star 94.5, Power 95.3, 107.3 Solo Exitos, ESPN Orlando, CMG Local Solutions and Cox Events Group.

Smalls oversees the global human resources strategy for all divisions of Allen Media Group, including Allen Media Broadcasting, Entertainment Studios Networks, Local Now and The Weather Channel. Previously, she worked as the Human Resources and Compliance Manager at The Weather Channel, where she led human resources strategies and advised on all human capital matters.

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