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.
Charles M. Warfield, Jr., age 71, has more than 40 years of experience in the broadcast and media industry. He currently serves on the National Association of Broadcaster (“NAB”) Investment Committee. From 2000-2012, he held senior positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer, at ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc. (“ICBC”). In August 2011, an involuntary petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code was filed against ICBC in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, culminating with the acquisition of ICBC by YMF Media, LLC in 2012. Mr. Warfield served as President and Chief Operating Officer of YMF Media, LLC until 2014. Between 2013-2015, Mr. Warfield served as Joint Board Chairman on the Board of Directors of NAB. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Radio Executive Committee of the NAB Radio Board of Directors and as a member of the NAB Education Foundation Board. Mr. Warfield has frequently been recognized for his leadership in the radio broadcast industry, including being named Radio Executive of the Year in 2009 by Radio Ink Magazine, receiving the 2010 National Radio Award from the NAB, and being inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015. Mr. Warfield earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Hampton University. Mr. Warfield’s qualifications for election to the Board of Directors include his invaluable experience and significant success in the broadcast and media industry.
Allen B. Shaw, age 77, 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 (“Centennial II”) in October 2004. Centennial II currently owns six 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’s qualifications for election to the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the radio broadcast industry and significant executive management experience gained through his service as a senior executive and chief executive officer of radio broadcast companies.
Peter A. Bordes, Jr., age 58, has been an independent director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since November 2016. 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 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 Chief Executive Officer 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. Mr. Bordes has been involved during much of his career in the banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Bordes qualifications for election to the Board of Directors include his years of service on the Board of Directors of Greater Media, Inc., as well as his involvement in media and capital venture entities.
Michael J. Fiorile, age 66, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. on January 23, 2018. He has served as Chairman of The Dispatch Printing Company, a privately owned, regional broadcast media and real estate company, since July 2016. Prior to his retirement in November of 2019 from his role as the Chief Executive Officer of The Dispatch Printing Company, Mr. Fiorile served as the company’s Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2015 until July 2016; as its President and Chief Executive Officer 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 (NASDAQ STFC) 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 BMI 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’s qualifications for election to the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the media industry and significant executive management experience gained through his service as senior executive and chief executive officer of media companies.
Leslie Godridge, age 65, has been an independent director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since May 2020. Ms. Godridge retired on June 30, 2020 as vice chairman and co-head of corporate & commercial banking at U.S. Bancorp where she served on the Managing Committee and on U.S. Bank, N.A.’s Board of Directors. She has held both of these positions since January 2016. Ms. Godridge originally joined U.S. Bancorp in 2007 and has held various other positions at the bank since then. Before joining U.S. Bancorp, Ms. Godridge worked for The Bank of New York from 1981 to 2006, where she reported to the CEO as a Senior Executive Vice President and a member of its Executive Committee, among other positions. Since 2006, Ms. Godridge has served as Assistant Treasurer, Co-chair of the Finance & Budget Committee as well as Trustee and member of the Executive, Development and Investment Committees for the Museum of the City of New York. Until June 30, 2020 she was a member of the Executive, Audit, and Board Development Committees of Junior Achievement of New York. She is a repeat honoree for American Banker’s annual Most Powerful Women in Banking. Ms. Godridge earned an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Ms. Godridge’s qualifications for election to the Board of Directors include her extensive finance and regulatory knowledge and significant management experience gained through her senior executive positions at financial institutions. Ms. Godridge is a Director of M&T Bank based in Buffalo, New York.