Cox Media Group EVP/Radio Kim Guthrie will be at Forecast 2015 -- and we hope you'll be there too! If you're at the Harvard Club on November 19, you'll have a chance to hear Guthrie talk with RAB President/CEO Erica Farber and NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith in a conversation onstage and off the record (Forecast has a no-press policy). These industry leaders are set to talk candidly about the state of the business, as well as their initiatives, objectives, and vision for the year ahead.
At the RAB, Farber sets the tone for how radio presents itself to advertisers, while Smith represents radio in DC as the head of one of the country's most influential trade associations. Very different roles, but both key to radio's future -- and you shouldn't miss what they have to say. Register for Forecast today.
Kim Guthrie is Cox Media Group's (CMG) executive vice president/radio, with oversight of all of CMG's radio markets. Prior to this role, Guthrie was SVP of radio for Cox Media Group, and before that, she was group VP, overseeing 31 CMG TV and radio properties. She also previously held the position of regional vice president for Cox Radio. Guthrie joined Cox Radio in 1998 as VP/GM for its Long Island, New York properties. She was elected to the NAB board this year and also serves on the executive board for the RAB.
Erica Farber is president and CEO of the RAB. She joined the organization in January of 2012 as EVP for membership, services, and professional development and rose to her current post later in the year. Before that she was CEO of radio consulting and Internet service provider the Farber Connection, founded in 2010. During her 15-year tenure at Radio & Records, she served as COO, president, publisher, and CEO. Earlier in her career, Farber was VP/Radio Development Director at Interep.
Gordon Smith is president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters. Before joining NAB, he served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon and later as senior adviser in the Washington offices of Covington & Burling, LLP. During his tenure in the Senate, Smith's committee assignments included the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation.
November 19, 2014