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Andrew Davis
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Overall Capital Partners

Andrew Davis is co-founder and managing partner at Overall Capital Partners, a private equity fund which invests in market leading businesses. Before founding Overall Capital, Andrew was an investor with the Harvard Management Company, the endowment operation of Harvard University....



Andrew Davis

Overall Capital Partners



Andrew Davis is co-founder and managing partner at Overall Capital Partners, a private equity fund which invests in market leading businesses. Before founding Overall Capital, Andrew was an investor with the Harvard Management Company, the endowment operation of Harvard University. He began his career working on acquisitions and strategic planning at Emerson Electric.

 Andrew received his BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is married with four children living in Boston, Mass., and enjoys the outdoors.

Anita Stephens-Graham
Graham Communications, Inc.

Anita Stephens-Graham is co-founder and managing director of Graham Communications, Inc., a company she created (doing business as Graham & Associates) to provide financial advisory services to lower-middle and middle market companies, with a particular interest in women- and minority-owned businesses....



Anita Stephens-Graham

Graham Communications, Inc.



Anita Stephens Graham is co-founder and managing director of Graham Communications, Inc., a company she created (doing business as Graham & Associates) to provide financial advisory services to lower-middle and middle market companies, with a particular interest in women- and minority-owned businesses. She previously served as a general partner at Opportunity Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $135 million of capital under management. Graham has invested in an array of sectors including publishing, radio and television broadcasting and multimedia content providers. She previously served as the president of Renaissance Capital Corporation and has served on the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity.

Brian Lawlor
Senior Vice President, Broadcast, E.W. Scripps Co.

Brian Lawlor is senior vice president, Broadcast, for The E.W. Scripps Company. Brian oversees the company’s television and radio divisions. Since assuming his current role in 2009, Brian has overseen the rapid growth of our broadcasting assets from 10 TV stations in 2009 to 33 TV stations and 34 radio stations in 2015, making Scripps the sixth largest independent owner of TV stations in the country....



Brian Lawlor

E.W. Scripps Co.



Brian Lawlor is senior vice president, Broadcast, for The E.W. Scripps Company. Brian oversees the company’s television and radio divisions. Since assuming his current role in 2009, Brian has overseen the rapid growth of our broadcasting assets from 10 TV stations in 2009 to 33 TV stations and 34 radio stations in 2015, making Scripps the sixth largest independent owner of TV stations in the country.

As a highly respected member of the television community, in 2012, Broadcasting and Cable Magazine named him “Broadcaster of the Year” for the TV industry and one of the “80 Most Influential People in Television.” He has been the driving force in the successful launch of Scripps’ national programming which includes “Right This Minute,” “The List” and “The Now.”

Brian currently serves as the television board chairman for the National Association of Broadcasters and the vice chair of the ABC Board of Governors. He is the former president and chairman of the NBC Affiliates Board. Brian is also actively involved in the board responsibilities of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Brian holds a bachelor's degree from King's College and an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida.

Caroline Beasley
CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group

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 Beasley

Beasley Broadcast Group



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 mergers and acquisitions 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 first and second 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.

Chris Dias
Alta Communications

Chris joined the Alta team in 2009. During this time, Chris has been actively involved in AEP's investments in Bayou City Broadcasting, Human Movement Management, Subcontracting Concepts Inc. (SCI) and SJL Broadcasting. Chris also continues to work with Alta Communications' portfolio companies, including 100% NL, Highwinds Capital, Construction Data Corporation, POP Radio, Una Vez Mas, Yankee Group and BrandMuscle....



Chris Dias

General Partner, Alta Communications



Chris joined the Alta team in 2009. During this time, Chris has been actively involved in AEP's investments in Bayou City Broadcasting, Human Movement Management, Subcontracting Concepts Inc. (SCI) and SJL Broadcasting. Chris also continues to work with Alta Communications' portfolio companies, including 100% NL, Highwinds Capital, Construction Data Corporation, POP Radio, Una Vez Mas, Yankee Group and BrandMuscle.

Prior to joining Alta, Chris was an associate in the Leveraged Finance group at NewStar Financial, where he focused on executing debt financing solutions to support middle market leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and recapitalizations for private equity firms across a range of industries. Chris graduated with an M.A. and B.A. in Economics from Boston University. Despite being a lifelong Massachusetts resident, Chris has managed to develop an aversion to both the Red Sox and the Patriots. Other than "quietly" rooting for the Yankees, Chris enjoys anything outdoors and traveling to new places in his spare time.

Chris Ornelas
Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Broadcasters

Chris Ornelas has been the chief operating officer at the National Association of Broadcasters since April 2010. Before then, Ornelas most recently served in the Washington offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), focusing his practice on telecommunications and technology policy. In this role, Ornelas advocated on behalf of wireline, cable, wireless, ...



Chris Ornelas

Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Broadcasters



Chris Ornelas has been the chief operating officer at the National Association of Broadcasters since April 2010. Before then, Ornelas most recently served in the Washington offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), focusing his practice on telecommunications and technology policy. In this role, Ornelas advocated on behalf of wireline, cable, wireless and satellite operators on matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Congress.

Prior to joining BHFS, Ornelas was chief counsel on communications and technology policy in Sen. 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 regulation and telecommunications reform.

Ornelas'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 Ornelas licensed some of the first HD Radio stations in U.S. and assisted several broadcasters with regulatory matters surrounding the transition to digital and high-definition television.

"I'm honored to join such an extraordinary organization during such a pivotal time in Washington for broadcasters," said Ornelas. "There are a multitude of pressing issues facing free and local broadcasters today that present real challenges for our industry. I look forward to hitting the ground running."

Ornelas earned a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University and a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Maria, and their four year old son.

Daniel Damon
Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets, U.S. Bank National Association

Daniel Damon is a Managing Director in the Loan Capital Markets Group of U.S. Bank. Mr. Damon has 25 years of experience financing acquisitions, recapitalizations and leveraged buyouts. At U.S. Bank he is responsible for originating, structuring and syndicating lead agent transactions to private equity sponsors and corporate clients with a focus on...



Daniel Damon

Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets, U.S. Bank National Association



Daniel Damon is a Managing Director in the Loan Capital Markets Group of U.S. Bank. Mr. Damon has 25 years of experience financing acquisitions, recapitalizations and leveraged buyouts. At U.S. Bank he is responsible for originating, structuring and syndicating lead agent transactions to private equity sponsors and corporate clients with a focus on the Telecommunications, Media and Information/Software Services industries. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Mr. Damon was in the Sponsor Finance Capital Market Group of GE Capital and in the Capital Markets Group at The Bank of New York where he was Head of the Structuring Group. Mr. Damon has an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. In Management and Finance from Binghamton University.

Diane Sutter
President/CEO, Shooting Star Broadcasting

Diane Sutter's career has included radio and television station management, overseeing a station group and owning and operating television stations. She currently consults for radio and television stations, media companies and financial institutions. In addition, she conducts management training for companies and organizations utilizing Gallup Strengthsfinder and other tools....



Diane Sutter

President/CEO, ShootingStar Broadcasting



Diane Sutter's career has included radio and television station management, overseeing a station group and owning and operating television stations. She currently consults for radio and television stations, media companies and financial institutions. In addition, she conducts management training for companies and organizations utilizing Gallup Strengthsfinder and other tools.

Ms. Sutter is president and CEO of ShootingStar Broadcasting, the media company she formed to acquire and operate television and radio stations. The company owned the CBS affiliate in Abilene, Texas, (KTAB-TV) and MyTV New England (WZMY-TV) in the Boston, Mass., market.

Ms. Sutter served as the trustee for the KFWB Asset Trust in Los Angeles, Calif., for over four years and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Media Vista Broadcasting, Naples, Fla. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Futuri Media, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, she served on the board of JW Broadcasting and consulted for the four station TV group in Columbia, Mo., until it was sold.

Previously, Ms. Sutter was president of Shamrock Television, in Burbank, Calif., a division of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., owned by the Roy Disney family. Sutter oversaw three network affiliates for Shamrock and was responsible for station operations and acquisitions.

Prior to that, Ms. Sutter served as executive vice president of Operations for Shamrock Broadcasting, which operated 23 major market radio stations as well as three network television stations. She came to the corporate offices in Burbank, Calif., from Lexington, Ky., where she was the vice president and general manager of Shamrock's ABC television affiliate there.

Her radio broadcasting career began in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she had numerous positions in radio, rising from newsroom producer through sales to sales manager, station manager and general manager. She joined Shamrock Broadcasting and served as vice president and general manager of Shamrock's AM/FM combination in Pittsburgh, Pa., for over a decade.

Previously, Ms. Sutter worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in various capacities for members of both the House and Senate. Her last position was as the press secretary for a congressman from Chicago, Ill.

Ms. Sutter is active in industry and civic associations. In 2008, she was appointed to the FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity for ​Communications in the Digital Age and was ​​​​re-appointed in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

She chaired the Media Issues Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Barriers to Entry. Sutter serves as a member of the Multicultural Media Telecom Internet Council Advisory Board. Ms. Sutter is a past National Chair of the Alliance for Women in Media (formally AWRT) and served on the Legislative Liaison Committee of the National Association of Broadcasters. She is a member of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles All Stars for Kids Council.

Ms. Sutter created and developed the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) Program for women and minorities, sponsored by the NAB Education Foundation. She serves as the dean of the executive MBA-style 10-month program to train women and minorities to become broadcast owners and group heads and teaches many of the sessions. The program is in its 17th year and has 270 graduates, many of whom have gone on to ownership or have been promoted to C-level positions in the industry.

In 2014, Ms. Sutter received the Trailblazer Award from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women at the Radio Show, recognizing her efforts to create and serve as the dean of the BLT program and mentor women and others in the industry. In 2011, she was chosen by the Alliance for Women in Media to be recognized for her contributions to the industry for the organization's 60th anniversary.

NAB honored Ms. Sutter as the recipient of their Leadership Award at NAB Show in 2009. Sutter was the 2008 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. The Alliance for Women in Media has also honored Ms. Sutter with their National Achievement Award. In addition, she was the first radio industry recipient of the Alliance's Genii Award from the Los Angeles Chapter.

Ms. Sutter received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and her graduate degree in Public Relations from American University’s School of Communications in Washington, D.C.

Dujuan McCoy
Owner, President and CEO, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC

DuJuan McCoy is a 1989 graduate of Butler University, where he earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales. He began his television career soon thereafter in 1989 as an account executive for WTTV in Indianapolis, Ind., his hometown. He now has over 24 years of local television experience and has built a great career...



Dujuan McCoy

Owner, President, and CEO, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC



DuJuan McCoy is a 1989 graduate of Butler University, where he earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales. He began his television career soon thereafter in 1989 as an account executive for WTTV in Indianapolis, Ind., his hometown. He now has over 24 years of local television experience and has built a great career growing small, medium and large market television stations into revenue winners while significantly improving company profitability.

His experience includes 13 years of television sales management of which 10 were as general sales manager and director of sales in market sizes ranging from #105 to #10. He has worked with small, medium and large ownership groups in different regions of the country, including Capitol Broadcasting, River City Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcasting and Fox-owned and operated television stations, and he has successfully managed revenue budgets ranging from $4 million to over $130 million annually.

This diverse experience has given him a keen understanding of how to capitalize on each market’s uniqueness and how to effectively navigate through the implementation of “change management.”

To hone his management skills further and to fulfill his lifelong dream to be an owner of television stations, Mr. McCoy was accepted into the exclusive National Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT) in September 2007. The NAB BLT program is an exclusive 10 month executive-style MBA program designed to educate tenured broadcast executives on all aspects of purchasing broadcast properties, including critical business elements that are not necessarily directly taught or learned while working for a broadcast property, including how to construct a proper business plan, raising capital, understanding the different levels of financing, proper due diligence, the importance of understanding accounting and finance and regulatory management with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The BLT program, founded by Ms. Diane Sutter, is the nation’s most recognized program for aspiring TV entrepreneurs. Mr. McCoy completed the program in June of 2008.

In December 2007, Mr. McCoy founded and became owner, president and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC. In January 2008, while still a BLT participant, his company agreed to purchase seven TV stations from Sage Broadcasting Corp (KXVA-TV, KIDY-TV, KIDZ-TV and four Class A Stations in Abilene, Texas). With this purchase, Mr. McCoy and Bayou City Broadcasting earned the distinction of being the only African-American company to own and or operate a Fox affiliate in the United States and purportedly the first African-American to own and operate a major affiliate in the state of Texas.

Since his acquisition, Mr. McCoy has been a sponsor of the BLT program. He has been a member of the BLT selection committee, has been a regular faculty member of the program, is currently an associate dean of the program and contributes to the program upon request.

In addition to his involvement in BLT, Mr. McCoy is an “A-Lister” for NABPAC. He is on the executive committee for the Small Market Television Exchange, and in June 2012, he was appointed to the National Association of Broadcasters Television Board of Directors.

Eugene Cornelius
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Field Operations, Small Business Administration

Mr. Cornelius is the deputy associate administrator for Field Operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He was appointed after serving as the acting regional administrator for Region III, covering Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. As deputy associate administrator, ...



Eugene Cornelius

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Field Operations, Small Business Administration



Mr. Cornelius is the deputy associate administrator for Field Operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He was appointed after serving as the acting regional administrator for Region III, covering Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. As deputy associate administrator, he provides senior leadership to over 42 percent of the agency’s budgeted workforce, ensuring the implementation of its overall goals, programs and operations. Mr. Cornelius is responsible for management and oversight of over 90 offices covering all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and other U.S. territories. In addition to his domestic experience, he has international experience working on State Department initiatives in the Middle East with the Central Banks of Egypt and Bahrain, with Tunisia as well as risk management and finance experience in China.

Mr. Cornelius has served the SBA in numerous capacities prior to this appointment beginning in 1999 as the district director for the Michigan District Office. After graduating from the Senior Executive Service (SES) Training Program in 2002, he served as the agency’s chief procurement officer and as the associate administrator for 8(a) Business Development in SBA’s national headquarters. In 2004, he was appointed as SBA’s Louisiana district director, where he served as the agency’s point of contact during the Katrina hurricane disaster and recovery. In 2008, he served as the Washington metropolitan area district office director, overseeing the largest government contracting portfolio in the country.

Before joining SBA, Mr. Cornelius was the director of Business Services for the Los Angeles Community College District in California, the largest community college system in the United States; the senior administrative officer for the City of Redondo Beach, Calif., and the risk manager for the Compton Unified School District in Compton, Calif.

Mr. Cornelius is a trained Federal Acquisition (Level 3) senior project manager and is nationally certified as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In addition, he has professional designations in Negotiations, Economic Development and Urban Planning.

Frank Montero
Managing Partner, Fletcher Heald and Hildreth

Francisco "Frank" Montero is one of the managing members of Fletcher Heald and Hildreth, specializing in telecommunications, broadcasting, media and technology. Mr. Montero’s practice includes Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property and real estate and commercial transactions...



Frank Montero

Managing Partner, Fletcher Heald and Hildreth



Francisco "Frank" Montero is one of the managing members of Fletcher Heald and Hildreth, specializing in telecommunications, broadcasting, media and technology. Mr. Montero’s practice includes Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property and real estate and commercial transactions.

Mr. Montero was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. He served as director of the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities during the Clinton administration. While at the FCC, Frank worked extensively with industry, trade associations, financial institutions and governmental agencies to create business opportunities for entrepreneurs and technology and telecommunications start-ups and was recognized by the chairman of the FCC for “dedication to bridging the digital divide.”

Mr. Montero is well-known as an early advocate for Hispanic and Spanish-language media in the U.S. and Latin America. He is on the board of directors of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. He also helped form and served on the boards of the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association, the Spanish Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. He is the Washington, D.C., legal representative for the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Association and received the Association’s award for “service to the Puerto Rico radio industry.”

Frank has been named to the list of “Top Washington, D.C. Lawyers” by SuperLawyers.com and has been inducted to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Hall of Fame. He has been recognized by Multichannel News to be among the top cable TV transactional attorneys. Frank also serves on the advisory boards for Bloomberg BNA Now: Tech and Telecom and the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference.

Mr. Montero studied law at George Washington University Law School, where he served on the George Washington University Law Review. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York and Virginia. He is a former co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Transactional Practice and Professional Responsibility Committees. Frank is a frequent speaker at telecommunications and media industry conferences and writes on communications law, finance, commercial transactions and intellectual property for publications such as Radio and TV Business Report, Bloomberg BNA Telecom Law Reports and Radio Ink. Mr. Montero is fluent in Spanish.

Garret Komjathy
Senior Vice President, Media and Communications Division, U.S. Bank National Association

Garret has 31 years of corporate banking experience, including 20 years in media and communications new deal origination, structuring and relationship management. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he was responsible for managing the New Jersey Department of Banking as part of Governor Chris Christie’s administration...



Garret Komjathy

Senior Vice President, Media, Communications & Beverage Division, U.S. Bank National Association.



Garret has 31 years of corporate banking experience, including 20 years in media and communications new deal origination, structuring and relationship management. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he was responsible for managing the New Jersey Department of Banking as part of Governor Chris Christie’s administration. Prior to joining the Christie administration, Garret served as managing director and originator in GE Capital’s Media, Entertainment and Communications Group in New York City. Garret has been a frequent panelist/speaker on SNL Kagan Broadcast Finance and Pillsbury Radio Show Finance panels. Prior to joining GE Capital, he was an originator in Bank of America’s (formerly FleetBoston Financial) Media, Communications and Entertainment Group in New York City. Prior to joining Bank of America, he was a relationship manager in a number of different specialty groups within Corporate Banking for HSBC in Hong Kong and New York City. He received his B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Rutgers College. In 2015, Garret was the recipient of U.S. Bank’s Summit Award as recognition for being among the top wholesale bankers.

Gordon Smith
President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters

Sen. Gordon H. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters as president and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB, Sen. Smith served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and later as senior advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling, LLP. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Smith's committee assignments included...



Gordon Smith

President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters



Sen. Gordon H. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters as president and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB, Sen. Smith served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and later as senior advisor in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling, LLP.

During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Smith's committee assignments included the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation. Sen. Smith also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Smith's role on the Commerce Committee and as chairman of a Senate High Tech Task Force helped foster his interest in new media and new technology issues.

Born in Pendleton, Ore., Sen. Smith attended college at Brigham Young University, received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and practiced law in New Mexico and Arizona before returning to Oregon to direct the family-owned Smith Frozen Foods business in Weston, Ore. Before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Sen. Smith was elected to the Oregon State Senate, rising to the position of president of that body after only three years.

Sen. Smith and his wife Sharon live in Bethesda, Md., and are the parents of three children and two grandchildren.

Jeff Salesman
Vice President, Business Development Officer, Byline Bank

Jeff has worked extensively in Small Business Association (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture loan origination for more than a decade, bringing his breadth of experience to clients in that market. Jeff began his banking career in 1991 and has worked in various areas of the banking industry such as sales, small business lending, middle market lending, asset based lending, credit analysis and special assets....



Jeff Salesman

Byline Bank



Jeff has worked extensively in Small Business Association (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture loan origination for more than a decade, bringing his breadth of experience to clients in that market. Jeff began his banking career in 1991 and has worked in various areas of the banking industry such as sales, small business lending, middle market lending, asset based lending, credit analysis and special assets. Jeff joined Ridgestone Bank in 2012, heading up the SBA loan production office in the Indianapolis market and will continue to develop business throughout Indiana at Byline Small Business Capital.

John Miller
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access, Small Business Administration

John A. Miller serves as deputy associate administrator for the Office of Capital Access. He shares responsibility for SBA's loan programs and operations, including 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs, Surety Bond Program and Microloan Program, as well as SBA's $110 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans. Most recently, Miller served as the director of Financial Program Operations and was responsible for...



John Miller

Small Business Administration



John A. Miller serves as deputy associate administrator for the Office of Capital Access. He shares responsibility for SBA's loan programs and operations, including 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs, Surety Bond Program and Microloan Program, as well as SBA's $110 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans. Most recently, Miller served as the director of Financial Program Operations and was responsible for the SBA's nine loan operation centers performing the centralized processing of 7(a) and 504 loans, and centralized servicing and resolution of 7(a), 504 and disaster loans. He joined SBA in 1999 as a commercial loan specialist in the Seattle District Office. Prior to joining SBA, Miller served eight years as a financial analyst for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Kevin Perry
Senior Vice President, Media and Communications Division, U.S. Bank National Association

Kevin S. Perry is the president and CEO of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting, a second-generation family owned company based in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Perry is a native Oklahoman and a well-known business and community leader. The Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company owns and operates ...



Kevin Perry

VP/GM Title Perry Broadcasting



Kevin S. Perry is the president and CEO of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting, a second-generation family owned company based in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Perry is a native Oklahoman and a well-known business and community leader.

The Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company owns and operates 13 radio stations in Oklahoma and five radio stations in Georgia and South Carolina. In addition, Perry Publishing & Broadcasting owns and distributes the Oklahoma statewide newspaper, The Black Chronicle. Perry Publishing & Broadcasting also owns O’City Source, an apparel and music store in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Perry is involved in the community through several boards and civic activities, including his current appointments: board member, First Security Bank in Oklahoma City; board member, Oklahoma City Chamber; board member, Oklahoma City All Sports Association; board member, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and member of the Young President’s Organization.

Mr. Perry obtained a BA in Banking and Finance from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. In addition, Mr. Perry is a graduate of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Leadership Development Program and the Broadcast Leadership Training Program.

Mr. Perry is husband to his lovely wife Tori and the proud father of two sons, Miles and Sebastian.

Marcellus Alexander
President, NABEF; Executive Vice President, Television, NAB

Marcellus Alexander was named executive vice president, Television for the National Association of Broadcasters in October 2002. Effective April 1, 2004, he was also named president of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). In his television role, responsibilities include...



Marcellus Alexander

President, National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation
Executive Vice President, Television, National Association of Broadcasters


Marcellus Alexander was named executive vice president, Television for the National Association of Broadcasters in October 2002. Effective April 1, 2004, he was also named president of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF).

In his television role, responsibilities include growing TV’s membership and providing an operator’s perspective to discussions on Capitol Hill and FCC issues that impact the broadcast business. In addition, he has oversight of the Futures Summit, the Small Market Television Exchange as well as key events and sessions at the annual NAB Show.

As president of NABEF, his focus is on delivering its mission of providing broadcast training programs to strengthen our industry’s workforce and initiatives in support of the First Amendment and philanthropy.

Prior to joining NAB, Marcellus was station manager and acting general manager of KYW-TV Philadelphia from 1987-89, and vice president and general manager from 1999-2002. While at KYW, he improved the station’s news product, revitalized sales and strengthened its ties to the community.

Before joining KYW, Marcellus was vice president and general manager of WJZ-TV Baltimore. Under his direction, WJZ local news was expanded, Baltimore Orioles broadcasts were brought back and through a network affiliation change, WJZ market dominance was sustained.

Earlier in his career, he spent ten years in radio at then ABC-owned and operated station WRIF-FM Detroit rising through the ranks to become vice president and general manager. In 1986, Marcellus helped organize an investor group that purchased WRIF from Cap Cities/ABC.

A native of Austin, Texas, Marcellus holds a B.S. degree in speech and journalism from Texas State University. In 1995, his alma mater presented him with its “Distinguished Alumni Award.” That same year, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Western Maryland College in recognition of his community service.

Marci Ryvicker
Managing Director, Equity Research: Media and Cable, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Marci Ryvicker is a managing director, senior equity analyst of Wells Fargo Securities, covering the media sector with specific focus on diversified entertainment, broadcast, outdoor and cable/satellite. Ms. Ryvicker began her career as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC...



Marci Ryvicker

Managing Director, Equity Research: Media and Cable, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC



Marci Ryvicker is a managing director, senior equity analyst of Wells Fargo Securities, covering the media sector with specific focus on diversified entertainment, broadcast, outdoor and cable/satellite. Ms. Ryvicker began her career as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. She earned her MBA degree from Harvard Business School and holds a BS in economics with a concentration in accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Ryvicker is a certified public accountant and a CFA charterholder.

Mayela Rosales
Executive Vice President, Media Vista Group

In 1996, Mayela Rosales came to the United States from Venezuela seeking new opportunities and have since built a multi-platform national media conglomerate. She graduated from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training program (BLT) in Washington, D.C....



Mayela Rosales

Executive Vice President, Media Vista Group



In 1996, Mayela Rosales came to the United States from Venezuela seeking new opportunities and have since built a multi-platform national media conglomerate.

She graduated from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training program (BLT) in Washington, D.C.

Mayela actively serves the community. Mayela is the co-host of the “D'Latinos” program and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society of Collier County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Mayela also has served on The Children’s Museum of Naples board and has also helped sponsoring non-profits such as Literacy Volunteers, American Heart Association and Cancer Alliance of Naples, among many others. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart honored Mayela as one of the 100 most influential Latinas in the U.S. in 2009, and Cape Coral proclaimed April 1 as “Mayela Rosales Day” in honor of her contributions to the Hispanic community.

Mignon Clyburn
FCC Commissioner

Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate....



The Honorable Mignon Clyburn

FCC Commissioner



Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.

Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004.

Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.

A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Commissioner Clyburn considers every Commission proceeding with an eye toward how it will affect each and every American. She is a strong advocate for enhanced accessibility in communications for disabled citizens, and works closely with representative groups for the deaf and hard of hearing. She has fought to promote strong competition across all communications platforms, believing that the more robust and competitive the marketplace, the less need there is for regulation. However, when the market is not adequately addressing consumer concerns, Clyburn is an outspoken champion for smart, targeted regulatory action. She has pushed for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, affordable universal telephone and high-speed internet access, greater broadband deployment and adoption throughout the nation, and transparency in regulation. Commissioner Clyburn is a member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Federal-State Joint Board on Separations, and the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services, all of which she chaired for three years during her first term at the FCC.

Clyburn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics.

Orlando Rosales
CEO, Media Vista Group

Orlando Rosales, an immigrant from Maracaibo, Venezuela, founded Media Vista in 2002. It began with a local half-hour weekly program, “D’Latinos,” airing on the Ft. Myers-Naples UPN affiliate. In quick fashion, “D’Latinos” grew to one hour, to one and a half hours per week and then to a daily half-hour show every weekday. Soon, he launched...



Orlando Rosales

CEO, Media Vista Group



Orlando Rosales, an immigrant from Maracaibo, Venezuela, founded Media Vista in 2002. It began with a local half-hour weekly program, “D’Latinos,” airing on the Ft. Myers-Naples UPN affiliate. In quick fashion, “D’Latinos” grew to one hour, to one and a half hours per week and then to a daily half-hour show every weekday. Soon, he launched D’Latinos Magazine, a Spanish lifestyle magazine and dlatinos.com, a Spanish website and portal, convinced from the outset of the benefits and advantage of being a multi-platform Spanish media company.

In 2006, Orlando Rosales partnered with a Miami investor to bring the Azteca America affiliate to Southwest Florida, gaining complete control of the station in 2010. In 2013, Rosales acquired Univision affiliates in Southwest Florida, Minneapolis and Kansas City and Media Vista took a quantum leap.

Today, Orlando, along with his wife and business partner, Mayela Rosales, continues to pursue excellence and to explore opportunities for growth, prepared to take Media Vista to the next level of excellence.

Ron Gordon
President and CEO, ZGS Communications, Inc.

Ronald J. Gordon is the founder and majority shareholder of ZGS Communications, Inc., a Hispanic-owned Spanish-language communications company with interest in television and radio stations, including the largest independent group of television stations affiliated with the Telemundo network. A native of Peru, Mr. Gordon has over 20 years experience serving America’s fast-growing Hispanic community...



Ron Gordon

Chairman and CEO, ZGS Communications, Inc.



Ronald J. Gordon is the founder and majority shareholder of ZGS Communications, Inc., a Hispanic-owned Spanish-language communications company with interest in television and radio stations, including the largest independent group of television stations affiliated with the Telemundo network. A native of Peru, Mr. Gordon has over 20 years experience serving America’s fast-growing Hispanic community. His creative thinking, market insight and commitment have allowed ZGS to post steady and consistent growth over the years and establish itself as one of the leading Hispanic-owned communications companies in the country.

ZGS owns and operates ten Spanish-language television stations in Boston, Hartford, Springfield, Providence, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, El Paso and Raleigh, all affiliated with the Telemundo network. In addition, ZGS owns and operates three radio stations in Tampa and Washington, D.C. Over the years, ZGS stations have earned a reputation for quality, professionalism and a strong commitment to the Hispanic community.

Mr. Gordon, a hands-on manager, is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operating performance of the company, as well as the development of its management team. He has been recognized with numerous awards including five Emmy Awards, two Telly Awards, the White House Media Achievement Award, Hispanic Business Person of the Year (Hispanic Business Institute 2000) and Man of the Year for Small Business (Greater Washington Ibero-American Chamber of Commerce 2000). Mr. Gordon received a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Economics from Syracuse University.

Sean Plummer
Haystack Capital Partners, Inc.

Sean Plummer is the founder and managing partner of Haystack Capital Partners, LLC. Haystack is a merchant bank dedicated to working with the leading family offices, business owners, operators and entrepreneurs in the United States. The experience and knowledge of these individuals allows for best-in-class investments, unique strategic opportunities and flexible investment periods. Prior to Haystack,...

Sean Plummer

Haystack Capital Partners, Inc.



Sean Plummer is the founder and managing partner of Haystack Capital Partners, LLC. Haystack is a merchant bank dedicated to working with the leading family offices, business owners, operators and entrepreneurs in the United States. The experience and knowledge of these individuals allows for best-in-class investments, unique strategic opportunities and flexible investment periods. Prior to Haystack, Sean was Vice President of Strategic Development at Fidelity Family Office Services. While at Fidelity, he was responsible for the establishment and development of the Direct Investment Program. Prior to Fidelity he was an investment banker with KeyCorp and McDonald & Company working in their technology, media and telecom and public finance groups, respectively. Sean lives in Rye, New York with his wife and three children. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and holds his Series 7 & 63 licenses with FINRA.

Serena Owens
Acting National Director, Minority Depository Institution and Community Development Financial Institutions

Serena Owens was named the Acting National Director for Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in October 2016. The National MDI/CDFI Director is responsible for promoting and overseeing the FDIC’s efforts to strengthen...



Serena L. Owens

Acting National Director, Minority Depository Institution and Community Development Financial Institutions



Serena Owens was named the Acting National Director for Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in October 2016. The National MDI/CDFI Director is responsible for promoting and overseeing the FDIC’s efforts to strengthen MDIs and CDFIs through a supervisory approach that reasonably allows for their unique challenges and contributions, particularly those serving low- and moderate-income communities with fewer funding sources and different lending risks.

Ms. Owens’ permanent position is Deputy Regional Director for Risk Management in the FDIC’s Dallas Region, where she oversees the safety and soundness examination activities of nearly 400 examiners who supervise more than 700 state nonmember insured depository institutions in eight states. She and her staff also monitor the condition of an additional 500 institutions within the Region that are not supervised by the FDIC. She assumed this position in October 2012.

Ms. Owens began her career with the FDIC in 1987 as an Examiner in Houston before joining the Washington Office’s Policy Branch 1996, where she provided examination guidance and policy support on a variety of issues such as subprime lending, payday lending, non-traditional mortgages, commercial real estate concentrations, and overdraft protection. In 2007 she became the Associate Director of the FDIC’s Risk Management Examinations Branch, where she oversaw supervisory activities at all problem and failing institutions in the U.S. and directed enforcement activities addressing individual misconduct at state nonmember banks.

Ms. Owens has Bachelor’s degree in economics and policy studies from Rice University in Houston, and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Trila Bumstead
Owner, Ohana Media Group

Trila Bumstead was first introduced to the radio industry in the summer of 1997, while she was working as an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche, based in Seattle, Wash., when she was assigned a small portion of Entercom’s initial public offering. Later in 1998, Trila was recruited to New Northwest Broadcasters (NNB) as its chief financial officer. In late 2002, Ms. Bumstead was promoted to executive vice president for NNB...



Trila Bumstead

Owner, Ohana Media Group



Trila Bumstead was first introduced to the radio industry in the summer of 1997, while she was working as an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche, based in Seattle, Wash., when she was assigned a small portion of Entercom’s initial public offering.

Later in 1998, Trila was recruited to New Northwest Broadcasters (NNB) as its chief financial officer. In late 2002, Ms. Bumstead was promoted to executive vice president for NNB. Then in early 2009, after 11 years with the company, she was promoted to president and CEO with ultimate oversight of all aspects of the company including operations, strategic planning, capital structure and owner/lender relations.

From late 2010 through early 2012, NNB divested its entire platform of radio stations. ‘Ohana Media Group, LLC (OMG) was established in late 2010 and purchased nine stations from the NNB station spin off. Today, OMG consists of 11 radio stations serving Wasilla, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska and Astoria, Ore.

She is a proud graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Accounting. Trila is a graduate of the NABEF class of 2004 and is also a current board member of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

Wayne Mack
President, Maven Media

Wayne Mack is an experienced investment professional who has spent the last 18 years on the equity, debt and transactional sides of the investment business with particular focus on the media industry. Wayne is a principal of Maven Media, LLC, an investment firm that works with middle to small market companies, investors and management teams to structure buy-out, acquisition, investment and refinancing transactions...

Wayne Mack

President, Maven Media



Wayne Mack is an experienced investment professional who has spent the last 18 years on the equity, debt and transactional sides of the investment business with particular focus on the media industry.

Wayne is a principal of Maven Media, LLC, an investment firm that works with middle to small market companies, investors and management teams to structure buy-out, acquisition, investment and refinancing transactions. Maven has an extensive network of senior debt, mezzanine and equity investors which position it to tailor deals to suit the specific needs of each transaction.

Wayne is actively involved in a variety of capacities in the media business and serves on the Board of Advisors of Media Vista Group, LLC, Spectrum Radio Group, LLC and is a director of MOJO Brands Media, LLC. Wayne is also president and CEO of WZUN, LLC. Wayne currently advises Valley Bank on its media portfolio and works closely with several other SBA lenders on originating media lending opportunities.

Prior to July 2011, Wayne was a partner at Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm which had over $1.5 billion of assets under management. Alta specializes in middle market media and telecommunications investments. Wayne joined Alta in 2003, and during his nine years there was involved in transactions with a total value of over $1 billion. Wayne also held numerous board of director positions, including at Galaxy Communications, L.P.; Media Technology Ventures, LLC; NRG Media, LLC; Bluewater Broadcasting, LLC; Pan-American Outdoor, LLC; JW Broadcasting, LLC and ShootingStar of New England, LLC.

Prior to Alta, Wayne was senior foreign counsel at McDermott Will and Emery, one of the largest U.S. based international law firms. Wayne’s legal practice focused on leading U.S. and international private equity transactions, including debt and equity investments, tax structuring, leveraged buy-outs and recapitalization. Wayne also advised on-shore and off-shore hedge funds and private equity funds on fund formations, domestic and international tax issues, financial and reporting obligations.

Wayne began his career in 1995, and was admitted as a partner of Damant Bostock, Inc., a South African law firm. At Damant Bostock, Wayne was involved in several high profile post-apartheid transactions, including representing several bidding groups in a series of government directed privatization transactions and one of the first successfully completed PIPE transactions in South Africa.