George G. Beasley: Chairman / CEO
With BBGI Since: 1961
George G. Beasley founded the Company in 1961. Throughout his fifty-three year radio broadcasting career, Mr. Beasley has received numerous broadcast industry distinctions as well as recognition from various civic and charitable organizations.
Most notably, the Library of American Broadcasting honored him as a 2012 Giants of Broadcasting and in 2011, the Florida Association of Broadcasters named him Broadcaster of the Year. In 2010, the Country Radio Broadcasters awarded Mr. Beasley the Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award and the Nevada Broadcasters Association inducted Mr. Beasley into their Hall of Fame in 2008. Mr. Beasley has consistently been acknowledged by Radio Ink magazine in their annual “Forty Most Powerful People in Radio” issue and the Broadcasters’ Foundation has bestowed upon Mr. Beasley their prestigious Broadcast Pioneer Award. It was in North Carolina that Mr. Beasley began his career and he served the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) for eight years as President, Vice President and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beasley was honored with the NCAB’s Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1996 and was inducted into NCAB’s Hall of Fame in 1998 upon receiving the prestigious Distinguished Broadcaster of North Carolina Award.
Mr. Beasley earned a B.A. and M.A. from Appalachian State University, and was recognized in 1990 as one of Appalachian State University’s Distinguished Alumni. He has served the University as both chairman of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. He is most proud of the George G. Beasley Media Complex which stands as a promise that future generations of ASU students will also have the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams in broadcasting.
Bruce G. Beasley: President
With BBGI Since: 1975
Bruce G. Beasley has served as President, Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group since 1997. He began his career in the broadcasting industry with Beasley Broadcast Group in 1975 and has served in various capacities including General Sales Manager, General Manager of a major market radio station and as Vice President of Operations.
Currently, Mr. Beasley oversees the operations of all Beasley Broadcast Group radio stations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Radio Advertising Bureau. He graduated with a B.S. degree from East Carolina University.
B. Caroline Beasley: Interim CEO/Chief Financial Officer
With BBGI Since: 1983
Caroline serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Naples, Florida based Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI). She has played a major role in shaping the company founded in 1961 by her father, Chairman George G. Beasley.
Caroline joined the Company in 1983, holding finance and management positions at both the station and corporate level before accepting the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1994. Beasley Broadcast became a publicly traded company in 2000. In 2005, she was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for daily financial oversight of the Company’s numerous entities and manages M & A activity and credit and investment banking relationships. Since 2013, she has supervised Beasley Broadcast’s digital initiatives.
In 2014, Caroline began serving on the Board of Directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In 2015, she was asked to return to National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors. She is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board, and served as the Radio Board’s 1st and 2nd Vice-Chair on NAB’s Executive Committee. She is a trustee of the NAB Political Action Committee. Additionally, Caroline’s service includes a board membership at The Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Caroline has been honored by Radio INK magazine as one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012 and 2016. She has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” listing every year since 2003.
A graduate of The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Caroline was elected by the Board of Trustees to serve on the UNC Board of Visitors in 2014. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters/NCAB and is a 2016 recipient of the NCAB Distinguished Service Award.
Brian E. Beasley: Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
With BBGI Since: 1977
Brian Beasley has served as one of the Company’s directors since 1982, which is the year he joined the Company full-time as General Manager of the previously-owned cable TV division. In this capacity, he built, managed and sold cable television systems throughout North Carolina.
In 1985, Mr. Beasley became Senior Account Executive of a radio station. From this position he worked his way up through the management ranks to General Sales Manager and then General Manager of numerous radio stations in both mid- and large-size markets. In 1997, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations. When Beasley Broadcast became a publicly traded company in 2000, he moved his office to the corporate headquarters; where today he serves as Executive Vice President of Operations.
Brian is a former President of Piedmont Radio Association and former Director of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters. Additionally, he is also a member of the Radio Advertising Bureau, the National Association of Broadcasters and he holds a CRMC designation (Credited Radio Marketing Consultant). He graduated from East Carolina University in 1982 with a B.S./B.A. in Business Administration.
Justin Chase: Executive Vice President of Programming
With BBGI Since: 2009
Justin Chase serves as Vice President of Programming for Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees all programming aspects for Beasley’s portfolio of radio stations. Before his promotion to the corporate office in 2013, Justin served as Operations Manager for Beasley Broadcast Group’s four music stations in Las Vegas, KCYE-FM, KKLZ-FM, KOAS-FM and KVGS-FM in Las Vegas.
Justin joined Beasley Las Vegas in 2009. Among his many honors and recognitions, Justin has earned Beasley’s Program Director of the Year award, has twice been named one of the Best Programmers in Radio by Radio INK magazine, Program Director of the Year by the radio trade magazine FMQB and also inducted into FMQB’s Hall of Fame. Under Justin’s leadership, his radio stations have been named Marconi Awards Finalists, awarded Hot AC Station of the Year by Radio & Records magazine and earned Most Intriguing Station of the Year by Edison Media.
Michael Cooney: Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
With BBGI Since: 2007
Mike Cooney is responsible for the general supervision and oversight of all engineering and technology matters for Beasley’s portfolio of radio stations. Additionally, he is integrally involved with management of the capital budgets and also the Company’s HD Radio initiative. Mr. Cooney is Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Technical Committee, a member of the Technical Committee for the Broadcast Traffic Consortium (BTC) and a radio representative for the NAB FastRoads Committee. He has participated on the Broadcast Engineering Conference Committee and has presented at multiple NAB conferences.
Mike is a Certified Engineer for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (CBRE), FCC First Class license holder and certified electronic technician. He has been in corporate engineering management for over twenty years, designing and building radio and TV facilities world-wide, most notably as design engineer and project manager of one of the largest radio facilities in the United States.
Soni Dimond: Vice President, Corporate Communications
With BBGI Since: 2015
Soni Dimond serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Beasley Media Group, Inc. She was selected for her new role after nearly two decades as founder and president of SDM/ Soni Dimond Media, a media relations and communications company.
Soni’s career history includes radio and television, public relations and corporate media training, as well as publicity work with the TV game show industry. After her on-air experience as an anchor/reporter at WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, PA) and WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA), she worked as a video producer for PA state government’s Commonwealth Media Services, followed by media relations management for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, and public information management in Washington, D.C.
During her membership in the National Speakers Association, Soni authored her “LIFE’S A PITCH!” book series and earned a Best 50 Women in PA Business award. She has held memberships in numerous Chambers of Commerce and has served on the Board of Directors for the Central PA Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Soni is an alumna of Gettysburg College, where she supports the Siegfried Fellowship in the Center for Career Development.
Soni is based in Beasley’s corporate headquarters, in Naples, Florida. She serves as President of the Naples Press Club and is a member of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
Joyce Fitch, Esq: General Counsel
With BBGI Since: 2003
Joyce Fitch, Esq. has served as General Counsel for Beasley Broadcast Group since 2003. She brings over thirty years of legal experience to the Company, having begun her legal career as a trial attorney with the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Baltimore and later served as General Counsel for Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. and iSky, Inc. Prior to joining Beasley, she was Assistant General Counsel to Rotech Healthcare, Inc. Joyce graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. Although only licensed as an attorney in Maryland, Joyce is certified as authorized house counsel in Florida.
Joyce is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Radio Music License Committee and she serves on the Board of Managers of the Traffic Consortium, LLC. Additionally, she is a member of the Alliance for Women in Media. Joyce served as one of the 2016 Judges for the annual Gracie Awards, which recognizes programming designed by women in all facets of media and entertainment.
Joyce has been a member of the Board of Directors for Youth Haven, a Naples, FL facility providing shelter and counseling to abused and neglected children. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples, FL.
Shaun Greening: Vice President Financial Reporting
With BBGI Since: 2000
Shaun P. Greening, a native of New Zealand, serves as Vice President of Financial Reporting for the Company. He joined Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. in February of 2000 as the Company completed its initial public offering. Mr. Greening previously served as an Audit Manager for KPMG in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. Shaun holds a CPA license from the state of Florida. In the local Naples community, Shaun helps manage the Optimist Club of Naples Soccer Program, and volunteers in middle and high school classrooms on behalf of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Additionally, he serves on the Finance Council of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Heather Monahan: Chief Revenue Officer
With BBGI Since: 2003
Heather Monahan serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for Beasley Media Group, Inc., headquartered in Naples, Florida.
As Beasley’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ms. Monahan oversees all sales of the company’s core radio, digital, and non-traditional revenue opportunities. Beasley Media Group, Inc. (www.bbgi.com ) is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBGI). Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 69 stations (50 FM and 19 AM) in 16 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 20.1 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, , online on smartphones and tables and millions regularly engage with the Company’s brands and personalities thorough digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text , apps and email.
Heather was named the company’s Chief Revenue Officer in 2015. She joined Beasley Broadcast Group in 2003 as the Director of Sales for Beasley’s Fort Myers-Naples cluster of radio stations. In 2004, Heather was promoted to Vice President of Sales with responsibilities to create company-wide initiatives to improve revenue generation and manage the development of the sales and management team. In 2007, she was again promoted to Executive Vice President.
In addition to serving as a board member of City Year Miami, a service organization that provides mentorship opportunities for at-risk youth, Heather was selected by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) as a member of the steering committee for the 2012 NAB/RAB Radio Show.
Prior to joining Beasley, Ms. Monahan served as Market Manager for Wilks Broadcasting, LLC (a WCMP II portfolio company). A native of Worcester, Massachusetts Heather is a graduate of Clark University with a liberal arts degree in Psychology. She has lived in Miami since 2005.
Kimberly R. Sonneborn: Vice President of Digital Product Development
With BBGI Since: 2000
Kimberly Sonneborn was named Beasley’s Vice President of Digital Design and Production in 2010. She oversees all digital projects, from conception to launch and is responsible for formulating the initial design concepts and then determining the most appropriate manner in which to present digital projects to both station personnel and advertisers. Ms. Sonneborn also evaluates and recommends emerging web and online technologies. Her team of designers and programmers serve as a liaison between Beasley colleagues in technology and those in sales and programming.
Kimberly joined Beasley Broadcast Group as Interactive Coordinator in 2000 following her graduation from Liberty College and in that capacity built the Company’s interactive department. She obtained degrees in Public Relations and Graphic Design, graduated first in her class in graphic design and was also the recipient of Liberty University’s top graphic design award.
Marie Tedesco: Vice President of Finance
With BBGI Since: 1991
Marie Tedesco, a native of Sweden, serves as the Company’s Vice President of Finance. Ms. Tedesco began her radio career in Los Angeles in 1982 working with Radio & Records, Inc., Westwood One and NBC Radio, where she was involved in the launching of Pirate Radio in 1989.
In 1991, Ms. Tedesco joined Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. as Corporate Controller. She was later promoted to Vice President of Finance. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Finance.