WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF) officially kicked off the 2024 Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program last week at NAB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Since BLT's inception, nearly 400 broadcasters have graduated from NABLF’s flagship program and over 70 percent have been promoted one or more times since graduating. In addition, 60 graduates have owned or currently own broadcast stations, and eight BLT graduates currently serve on the NAB Board of Directors.
Designed for broadcasters interested in ownership or corporate leadership, the executive MBA-style program teaches participants the fundamentals of purchasing, owning and operating radio and television stations over the course of 10 in-person weekend sessions, including a session held at NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I look forward to the sessions, discussions, events and guest speakers that will help the 2024 BLT class take the next steps in their careers and grow the broadcast industry,” said NABLF President Michelle Duke. “The BLT program has created countless opportunities for graduates and this year’s impressive group of participants will continue that legacy of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.”
"We once again have an amazing group of talented, senior-level broadcasters for BLT ‘24 who have come together to grow and learn how to better lead our industry into a successful future. We thank and appreciate them and our amazing sponsors who make this all possible," said BLT Founder and Dean Diane Sutter. Sutter is also the founder, president and CEO of ShootingStar Broadcasting.
This year’s program sponsors include Bonneville International, Beasley Broadcast Group, Cox Media Group, Fox TV Stations, Futuri, Graham Media Group, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Legend Communications, Morgan Murphy Media, National Association of Broadcasters, Nielsen Foundation, Paramount, Scripps, TEGNA and Televisa Univision.
The full list of 2024 BLT participants can be found here.
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (formerly the NAB Education Foundation) rebranded in 2018 in recognition of its role in developing broadcasting’s future leaders. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the industry through leadership, diversity and community service. Learn more at www.nabfoundation.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.