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At the NAB Leadership Foundation, we believe everyone has a role in the future of broadcasting. And that future includes you. Our goal is to inspire you, connect you and prepare you with the tools to build a more diverse, innovative and vibrant future for the industry.


Join us in celebrating our program graduates’ big news and continued success for the industry.






John Spencer

JOHN SPENCER
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

John Spencer, president and general manager, 1 Broadcast Lane and his new company Starved Rock Media, Inc., completed the purchase of radio stations WAJK-FM, WLWF-FM and WLPO-AM in LaSalle/Peru, Ill.

Jason Hunter

JASON HUNTER
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Jason Hunter was hired as local sales manager for Circle City Broadcasting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Suzanne Nadell

SUZANNE NADELL
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Suzanne Nadell was promoted to news director at WSB-TV, Cox Media Group in Atlanta, Ga.

Marsha Landess

MARSHA LANDESS
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Marsha Landess was promoted to regional vice president, Radio One for Charlotte, N.C. and Richmond, Va.

Kathi Kolar

KATHI KOLAR
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2020

Kathi Kolar closed on the purchase of KHBT 97.7 FM The Bolt from BLT graduate Carolyn Becker (2005).

Antonio Roman

ANTONIO ROMAN
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2020

Antonio Roman was promoted to regional vice president of East Coast for Univision Communications, Inc.

Chris Ornelas

CHRIS ORNELAS
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Chris Ornelas was hired as the general counsel for Beasley Media Group.

Sylvia Stobel

SYLVIA STOBEL
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2001

Sylvia Stobel is now the president and CEO of Twin Cities PBS in Minnesota.

James Robinson

JAMES ROBINSON
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2016

James Robinson is now the vice president and director of Sales, Radio Television and Internet at Univision Communications Inc.

AJ Lurie

AJ LURIE
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

AJ Lurie was promoted to director, Local Market Integrated Partnerships for Beasley Media Group.

Katie Reid

KATIE REID
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Katie Reid was promoted to vice president and general manager, WJAX-TV, Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Fla.

Walter Augustine

WALTER AUGUSTINE
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Walter Augustine was promoted to vice president, director of Sales at Fox Television, Greater New York City Area.

Jenell S. Trigg

JENELL S. TRIGG
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2003

Jenell S. Trigg, a member of Lerman Senter PLLC in Washington, D.C., and chair of the firm’s privacy and data security practice, was recently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and to “Lawyers of Distinction” for her longstanding work on privacy and data security matters. Jenell was also appointed in 2019 by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve as a member of the FCC’s newly re-chartered Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.

Chantel Creighton

CHANTEL CREIGHTON
Leadership Development
Program 2014

Chantel Creighton joined the National Association of Broadcasters as an account executive for Conventions and Business Operations.

Amber Smith

AMBER SMITH
Technology Apprenticeship
Program 2014

Amber Smith was hired as operations manager for JSAV in Kiawah Island, S.C.

John Spencer

JOHN SPENCER
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

John Spencer, president and general manager, 1 Broadcast Lane and his new company Starved Rock Media, Inc., completed the purchase of radio stations WAJK-FM, WLWF-FM and WLPO-AM in LaSalle/Peru, Ill.

Jason Hunter

JASON HUNTER
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Jason Hunter was hired as local sales manager for Circle City Broadcasting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Suzanne Nadell

SUZANNE NADELL
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Suzanne Nadell was promoted to news director at WSB-TV, Cox Media Group in Atlanta, Ga.

Marsha Landess

MARSHA LANDESS
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Marsha Landess was promoted to regional vice president, Radio One for Charlotte, N.C. and Richmond, Va.

Kathi Kolar

KATHI KOLAR
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2020

Kathi Kolar closed on the purchase of KHBT 97.7 FM The Bolt from BLT graduate Carolyn Becker (2005).

Antonio Roman

ANTONIO ROMAN
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2020

Antonio Roman was promoted to regional vice president of East Coast for Univision Communications, Inc.

Chris Ornelas

CHRIS ORNELAS
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Chris Ornelas was hired as the general counsel for Beasley Media Group.

Sylvia Stobel

SYLVIA STOBEL
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2001

Sylvia Stobel is now the president and CEO of Twin Cities PBS in Minnesota.

James Robinson

JAMES ROBINSON
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2016

James Robinson is now the vice president and director of Sales, Radio Television and Internet at Univision Communications Inc.

AJ Lurie

AJ LURIE
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

AJ Lurie was promoted to director, Local Market Integrated Partnerships for Beasley Media Group.

Katie Reid

KATIE REID
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2017

Katie Reid was promoted to vice president and general manager, WJAX-TV, Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Fla.

Walter Augustine

WALTER AUGUSTINE
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2018

Walter Augustine was promoted to vice president, director of Sales at Fox Television, Greater New York City Area.

Jenell S. Trigg

JENELL S. TRIGG
Broadcast Leadership
Training 2003

Jenell S. Trigg, a member of Lerman Senter PLLC in Washington, D.C., and chair of the firm’s privacy and data security practice, was recently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and to “Lawyers of Distinction” for her longstanding work on privacy and data security matters. Jenell was also appointed in 2019 by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve as a member of the FCC’s newly re-chartered Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.

Chantel Creighton

CHANTEL CREIGHTON
Leadership Development
Program 2014

Chantel Creighton joined the National Association of Broadcasters as an account executive for Conventions and Business Operations.

Amber Smith

AMBER SMITH
Technology Apprenticeship
Program 2014

Amber Smith was hired as operations manager for JSAV in Kiawah Island, S.C.



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