Caroline Beasley: Chief Executive Officer
With BBGI since: 1983
Caroline Beasley serves as Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Media Group and is the Chair of the company’s Board of Directors.
The media executive currently holds the position of Chair of the BMI Board of Directors, is a member of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is a former Joint Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors and is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board.
In addition, she is a current member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA) Board of Directors and the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF).
Ms. Beasley has been consistently ranked on an annual basis among the top five of Radio Ink magazine’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” list. In addition, she has been featured among the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” on an annual basis since 2003.
Among her many industry accolades, Ms. Beasley was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in May 2023 and received the prestigious NAB “National Radio Award” in April 2022 for her outstanding contributions in the radio industry. In 2019, she received the “Horizon Award” for her vision and industry leadership during the Media Institute’s Free Speech Gala. In 2017, she was recognized by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year”. Ms. Beasley received the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
In addition, she was honored with the 2012 recipient of the “Frances Preston Trailblazer Award” from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry.
Ms. Beasley earned a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina.
Bruce G. Beasley has served as Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.’s President since 1997 and as a Director since 1980. He began his career in the broadcasting industry with the Company in 1975 and since that time has served in various capacities, including General Sales Manager, General Manager of a major market radio station and as Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Beasley is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Radio Advertising Bureau. He earned a B.S. degree from East Carolina University.
Brian E. Beasley: Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
With BBGI since: 1977
Brian 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. Mr. Beasley 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 is a past member of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors. He earned a B.S. degree from East Carolina University.
Brad Beasley: Vice President of Operations
With BBGI since: 1987
Brad Beasley was named Vice President of Operations at Beasley Media Group (BMG) in October 2020. In his role, he works closely with company President and Chief Operating Officer in overseeing the day-to day operations of BMG’s 64 radio stations.
Mr. Beasley most previously served as vice president and market manager of the company’s six Southwest Florida radio properties Prior to that, he worked as General Manager and Program Director at WRXK-FM within the cluster.
Marie Tedesco: Chief Financial Officer
With BBGI since: 1991
Marie Tedesco was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Beasley Media Group, LLC on January 1, 2017, previously serving as Vice President of Finance since 1996. She began her employment with the Company in 1991 as Corporate Controller.
Ms. Tedesco is a native of Sweden, where she attended Olympia College. Upon graduating from UCLA with a B.S. degree in finance.
From 1984 through 1987, she worked in the accounting department of Radio & Records, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. In 1988, the media executive moved to New York, where Ms. Tedesco served in the accounting department of Westwood One. In 1989, while still employed by Westwood One, she moved back to LA, where she assisted in launching Pirate Radio/ KQLZ-FM.
Consistently named among the Most Influential “Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine, Ms. Tedesco currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Media Finance Management (MFM) Association and The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).
Executive Vice President and General Counsel – Beasley Media Group
With BBGI since: February 2020
Chris Ornelas serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Beasley Media Group. He joined the company on February 1, 2020.
Prior to joining Beasley, the highly respected media executive most recently spent nearly a decade serving as chief operating and strategy officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of and providing strategic guidance to NAB’s advocacy teams in addressing the diverse legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasters today.
Previously, Mr. Ornelas served as Chief Counsel on Communications and Technology policy in NAB President and CEO and former Senator Gordon Smith’s U.S. Senate office, overseeing all matters relating to communications, media, entertainment and technology before the Senate Commerce Committee. In that role, he developed and advanced multiple legislative initiatives on a wide array of communications and technology issues and advised the senator on legislation that considered digital content protection, media ownership, spectrum allocation, broadband deployment and regulations, and telecommunications reform.
The broadcast veteran’s career also includes nearly a decade in the Washington offices of law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he represented broadcast clients on policy, regulatory and transactional matters before the FCC. In this capacity, Mr. Ornelas licensed some of the first HD Radio stations in the U.S. and assisted several broadcasters with regulatory matters surrounding the transactional matters around high-definition television.
He currently serves on the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Board of Directors.
Mr. Ornelas earned a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at the American University and a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia.
He resides on Capitol Hill with his wife, Maria and their son Dante.
Justin Chase: Chief Content Officer
With BBGI since: 2009
Justin Chase was named Chief Content Officer at Beasley Media Group in January 2020. Mr. Chase previously served as Executive Vice President of Programming since 2013, In his role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of on-air content and digital on behalf of the company. Previously, Mr. Chase served as Vice President of Programming and Operations Manager for the Company’s four music stations in Las Vegas, including KCYE-FM, KKLZ-FM, KOAS-FM and KVGS-FM.
The radio executive is a past recipient of Beasley Media Group’s annual “Program Director of the Year” award and has been recognized among the “Best Programmers in Radio” by numerous industry publications.
A current member of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Board and graduate of the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program , Mr. Chase serves in leadership roles within numerous industry organizations, including the Media Ratings Council’s (MRC) Board of Directors, the MRC Radio Committee and the MRC Digital Committee. In addition, he served as a member of COLRAM, the Nielsen Advisory Council and participated in special projects with The Council for Research Excellence (CRE).
Tina Murley: Chief Revenue Officer
With BBGI since: 2014
Tina Murley serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for Beasley Media Group, overseeing traditional and integrated sales for the company. She brings over 25 years of combined media, sales, marketing, and management experience. The media executive most recently worked as the company’s Vice President of Sales. Previously, Ms. Murley was the Director Sales of the company’s Boston-based radio operation, where she was responsible for overseeing the sales efforts of Beasley Media Group’s five radio properties and digital operation. She specializes in sports marketing, strategic alignments, media planning, event sales, digital marketing, and live and local radio programs. Her consultative sales approach has allowed her to drive creative results-driven marketing programs.
Ms. Murley has been recognized among the Most Influential Women in Radio by Radio Ink magazine, a nationally respected industry publication. She current serves on the board of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and is 2021 graduate of the NAB Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) Program.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rhode Island.
Michael Cooney: Chief Technology Officer/ Vice President of Engineering
With BBGI since: 2007
Mike Cooney serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Beasley Media Group. He is responsible for the general supervision and oversight of all engineering, IT, and technology matters for Beasley’s portfolio of 61 radio stations.
Additionally, he is integrally involved with the management of the capital and operating budgets. Mr. Cooney is recent past Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Technical Committee, 2016 Radio World Excellence in Engineering Award recipient, a member of the NAB Automotive Digital Dashboard “DASH” Committee, a member of the Technical Committee for the Broadcast Traffic Consortium (BTC) and a former radio representative for the NAB FastRoads Committee. He has participated on the Broadcast Engineering Conference Committee and has presented at multiple NAB conferences.
A recipient of the 2023 National Association of Broadcasters’ Radio Engineering Achievement Award, Mr. Cooney is a certified engineer for the Society of Broadcast Engineers and has been in corporate engineering management for over thirty years.
Lori Burgess: Lori Burgess—Chief Operating Officer, Beasley Esports
With BBGI since: 2019
Lori serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Esports, responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the strategic direction of Beasley Media Group’s esports properties, diversifying BMG’s revenue streams and forging connections with next-gen consumers. She oversees the Houston Outlaws of the Overwatch League, Team AXLE-R8 in the North American Rocket League Championship Series, and the esports/gaming content brands CheckpointXP and CheckpointXP On Campus.
Lori possesses more than 25 years of experience leading iconic media properties like Seventeen Magazine, Mademoiselle, Elle, House & Garden and The Hollywood Reporter—having transformed them into highly relevant, profitable multi-channel brands—with a track record for delivering substantial audience growth, record-setting revenues, state-of-the-art content assets, experiential offerings, product licensing and strategic partnerships with many of the nation’s top advertisers. Many of these brands targeted younger consumers which aligns with the world of esports, its non-traditional media platforms and the under-35 demo that video gaming dominates with.
Beasley Esports is proud to make Houston its home and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. With the high-profile sports-tech scene in Houston, Beasley Esports is committed to partnering with the city’s sports-tech start-ups, colleges, and high-schools to help facilitate and fund next-gen companies within this burgeoning space.
Heidi Raphael: Chief Communications Officer
With BBGI since: 2017
Heidi Raphael serves as Beasley Media Group’s Chief Communications Officer. In her role, she is responsible for providing leadership in overseeing all aspects of communications, branding, and marketing on behalf of the Company. The media executive previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Greater Media, Inc., located in Braintree, MA.
Ms. Raphael has been recognized among the “Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine, a leading national industry publication, on an annual basis since 2006 and was named the recipient of the 2023 Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America. In addition, she was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in November 2021.
She currently serves as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation and is a member of the Florida Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors. The media executive is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Board Committee and is a member of the Southwest Florida Press Club.
In addition, Ms. Raphael volunteers on the Southwest Florida Advisory Board of Home Base, an organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families.
The radio veteran is a past elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM). Additionally, she served as the spokesperson (six years) and as a past Executive Committee member of the Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to mentoring and promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the broadcasting industry.
Committed to supporting her hometown community, Ms. Raphael is a past Chair and President of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, a past member of the Board of Trustees of Medaille College and served on the Buffalo History Museum Board of Managers.
A recipient of the 2023 Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the Western New York native received her undergraduate degree in Media Communications from Medaille College and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Shaun 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.
Mr. Greening holds a CPA license from the state of Florida. In the local Naples community, he 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, Mr. Greening served on the Finance Council of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Kimberly R. Sonneborn VP of Digital Operations
With BBGI since: 2000
Kimberly Sonneborn serves as Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.’s Vice President of Digital Operations. In her role, she is responsible for evolving the company’s digital processes and ensuring alignment with corporate operators and partners.
Ms. Sonneborn previously served as Vice President of Digital Design and Production for the Company, with responsibility for directing all digital projects from conception to launch, formulating the initial design concepts and determining the most appropriate manner in which to present digital projects to both station personnel and advertisers.
Ms. Sonneborn joined the Company as its Interactive Coordinator in 2000. In that capacity, she was responsible for building the Company’s interactive department.
She is a graduate of Liberty University, where received degrees in Public Relations and Graphic Design. Ms. Sonneborn ranked first in her class in graphic design and was the recipient of the institution’s top graphic design award. In addition, she is a 2018 graduate of the Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW) Radio Group Mentoring Program.
Erika Beasley: Vice President of Digital Content
Ms. Beasley previously served as the Corporate Digital Content Director for Local Markets since 2019.
In her role, she is responsible for overseeing content creation on the company’s many digital platforms.
Prior to joining the digital division, Ms. Beasley was the Vice President and Market Manager of the Company’s stations in Fayetteville, North Carolina, including WKML-FM, WZFX-FM, WFLB-FM, WUKS-FM, and WAZZ-AM. In addition, she held sales manager positions at several radio stations within Beasley’s Tampa and Philadelphia market clusters.
The broadcast veteran is a graduate of the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Broadcast Leadership Training Class of 2017 as well as the BMI & Radio Advertising Bureau’s Rising Through The Ranks program, where she received the first-ever Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group’s (MIW) “Rising Star Award”.
In addition, Ms. Beasley has served on the boards of several industry and community organizations, including the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, the United Way of Cumberland County, the Methodist University Board of Visitors and the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club.
Kevin Rich: Vice President of OperationsWith BBGI since: 2022
Kevin Rich was named Vice President of Operations of the company in April 2022. In his role, Kevin works closely with company President Bruce Beasley, Chief Operating Officer Brian Beasley and Vice President of Operations Brad Beasley in overseeing the day-to-day business of the company’s 61 radio stations and multiple platforms.
Prior to joining Beasley Media Group, Kevin spent four years serving as Market President & Chief Revenue and Content Officer at Townsquare’s Albany, New York based radio cluster, where he was responsible for overseeing and managing the market with a focus on generating revenue across the company’s media and entertainment platforms. Previously, he worked as the General Sales Manager in 2011 before being promoted to Director of Sales in 2016. In addition, Kevin worked as a Senior Account Executive at CBS Radio in Seattle, Washington and Citadel in Syracuse, New York. He began his career as a sales executive at WRMF-FM in West Palm Beach.
The media executive is based out of the company’s headquarters in Naples, Florida.
Pat Eastburn: Vice President of Digital Sales
With BBGI since: 2022
Pat Eastburn was named Vice President of Digital Sales in January 2022. In his role, Eastburn is responsible leading the digital sales team and focusing on new products, services and key verticals on behalf of the company. He previously spend seven years serving as the Vice President and General Manager at Flypaper Digital Marketing, the internal digital agency of WEHCO Media.
Jennifer Williams: Vice President of Digital Marketing
With BBGI since: 2016
Jennifer Williams is responsible for overseeing the marketing of the company’s digital content platforms and leveraging data to drive traffic, audience engagement and advertiser growth.
Ms. Williams previously served as the Director of Interactive Marketing. Prior to joining Beasley Media Group, she spent nearly 20 years at Greater Media, Inc. (GMI), where the media executive worked as the director of digital marketing and was responsible for overseeing the interactive marketing efforts on behalf of the company’s 20 radio properties. Ms. Williams initially joined the organization as the marketing director of WCSX-FM in 1997. Previously, the radio veteran held on-air and marketing director positions at WODJ-FM (Grand Rapids), WJXQ-FM (Lansing) and WIBM-FM (Jackson) in Michigan.
A graduate of Albion College, Ms. Williams is a past chair and advisory board member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group.