Board of Directors
George G. Beasley founded Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. in 1961 and has served since its inception as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beasley also served from 1961 until March 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Beasley was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Appalachian State University. He served on the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters’ Board of Directors for eight years, as well as its President and Vice President. Mr. Beasley has a B.A. and M.A. from Appalachian State University. George G. Beasley is the father of Bruce G. Beasley, Caroline Beasley and Brian E. Beasley. Mr. Beasley is the founder of the Company and brings with him unsurpassed knowledge of the Company and the radio broadcast industry. In 2016, Mr. Beasley was inducted into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame.
Caroline Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 1, 2017, previously serving as interim Chief Executive Officer from March 18, 2016 until December 31, 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary beginning in 1994. Ms. Beasley joined the Company in 1983, having held a position as a Director of the Company since that time. Over her tenure prior to 1994, she served in various positions, including Business Manager, Assistant Controller and Corporate Controller. Ms. Beasley currently serves on the Board of Directors of Broadcast Media, Inc. In addition, she is currently serving as Joint Board Chair on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and previously served on the Radio Executive Committee of the NAB Board of Directors. Ms. Beasley is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board, and was elected to serve once again as Radio Board Chair in January 2017. In 2017, Ms. Beasley was honored by Radio Ink magazine as Radio Executive of the Year. Ms. Beasley has been named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the Board of Visitors at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, where she earned a B.S. degree. Ms. Beasley provides the Board of Directors with valuable financial expertise, gained through her experience in various capacities at the Company over the past thirty years.
Bruce G. Beasley has served as Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.’s President since 1997, Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through 2016, Co-Chief Operating Officer from February 2001 until February 2006, and as a Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since 1980. He began his career in the broadcasting business with the Company in 1975 and since that time has served in various capacities, including General Sales Manager of a radio station, General Manager of a radio station and Vice President of Operations of the Company. Mr. Beasley serves on the Board of Directors of the Radio Advertising Bureau. Mr. Beasley has a B.S. from East Carolina University. Mr. Beasley has extensive knowledge of the radio broadcast industry gained through his service at all levels of employment with the Company, from station sales manager to his current position as President.
Brian E. Beasley was appointed Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer on January 1, 2017. He previously served as Vice President of Operations from 1997 until December 31, 2016. He has served as a Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since 1982. He brings 40 years of media experience to this position. Mr. Beasley serves on the Board of Directors of the Radio Advertising Bureau and has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Beasley earned a B.S. degree from East Carolina University. Mr. Beasley has valuable experience and knowledge of day-to-day operations at the Company. He has gained this experience by serving at all levels of the Company, from Account Executive to his current position as .
Joe B. Cox has been an independent Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since February 2000. Mr. Cox is of counsel at the law firm of Ackerman, LLP. Prior to joining Ackerman LLP, he was a partner at the law firm of Cox & Carlson. Mr. Cox has practiced law for over 40 years, primarily in the tax, corporate and estate law areas. Mr. Cox has extensive experience as an attorney practicing in the areas of tax, business transactions and estate law.
Mark S. Fowler has been an independent Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since February 2000. Since 2010, Mr. Fowler has been the Managing Member of LN2 DB, LLC, formerly known as Digital PowerRadio, LLC, a digital broadcast technology company. Since 2010, Mr. Fowler has been a co-founder of Critical Alert Systems, LLC, a high power wireless critical alert messaging service focused primarily on serving hospitals. Mr. Fowler served as a Director of TalkAmerica, Inc., a publicly held company until the company was sold in December 2006. Mr. Fowler also served as Chairman of AssureSat, Inc., a satellite services provider that he co-founded in 1997 until the company was dissolved in December 2004. Mr. Fowler was a senior communications counsel at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP from 1987 until 2000 and in that capacity represented telecommunications companies, including broadcast companies. Mr. Fowler served as Chairman of the FCC from 1981 until 1987.
Herbert W. McCord has been an independent Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since May 2000. Mr. McCord currently is President of Granum Communications Corporation, a management consulting firm specializing in the radio industry, which he founded in 1996. Prior to starting Granum, Mr. McCord worked in the radio industry at the station and management levels for over 30 years. Mr. McCord served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Radio Advertising Bureau for 25 years.
Allen B. Shaw has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since February 2001. Mr. Shaw also served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company from February 2001 to January 2006. From 1997 to February 2001, Mr. Shaw was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Broadcasting and he resumed those positions with a new entity called Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC effective October 1, 2004. Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC currently owns 6 radio stations in Virginia. Mr. Shaw previously was employed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Shaw serves as a Director of the Library of American Broadcasting. Mr. Shaw has significant executive management experience gained through 47 years as a senior executive and chief executive officer of radio broadcast companies.
Peter A. Bordes, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on November 1, 2016 upon the closing of the merger of Greater Media, Inc. into the Company. Mr. Bordes was one of the owners of Greater Media, Inc., where he served as a member of its Board of Directors from 2008 until October 31, 2016. Mr. Bordes is a co-founder of oneQube, and he has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2011. Prior to founding oneQube, Mr. Bordes was the CEO of MediaTrust from 2008 to 2011. He has served as a Director of PeekYou LLC since 2010 and as a Director of OCEARCH since 2014
Michael J. Fiorile was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 23, 2018. He has served as Chairman and CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company, a privately owned, regional broadcast media and real estate company, since July 2016. Prior to taking his current position with The Dispatch Printing Company, Mr. Fiorile served as the company’s Vice Chairman and CEO from September 2015 until July 2016; as its President and CEO from January 2013 until September 2015; as its President and COO from January 2008 until January 2013; and as its President from January 2005 until January 2008. He has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dispatch Broadcast Group, which includes television and radio stations, since July 2016. He has held several executive positions within Dispatch Broadcast Group since 1994. Mr. Fiorile has also been a director of State Auto Mutual Insurance Companies since 2003. He has been a director of State Auto Financial Corporation since 2015, where he serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Chair of the Risk Committee. Mr. Fiorile serves on the Board of Directors of Beasley Media, Inc. and was elected as Chairman of its Board in 2017, having previously served on its Executive, Finance and Budget and Compensation Committees and as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. He is currently Chairperson of the Audit Committee for the National Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Fiorile has significant executive management experience gained through his service as senior executive and chief executive officer of media companies.
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