As the first in-person event in more than two years, the 2022 NAB Show — running April 23-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada — is already packed with the latest tech, networking sessions and learning opportunities, but you won’t want to miss NAB’s Executive Leadership Series, which offers insights from the top into the constantly evolving broadcast industry.
Media entrepreneur Byron Allen and Gordon Smith, special advisor to the National Association of Broadcasters, will engage in a candid conversation about their unique careers and roles in the broadcast industry during a fireside chat located on the NAB Show Main Stage on April 27 at 9:15 AM.
Allen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, which purchased THE WEATHER CHANNEL in 2018, and Smith, the former president and CEO of NAB, will discuss the steps in their professional careers that helped them achieve success during the NAB Show Executive Leadership Series session. Allen and Smith will also address their respective roles as advocates and leaders in the broadcast industry and the enduring value of local television in an ever-changing marketplace.
After starting his career as a comedian, in 1993 Allen founded his media company, which now owns and operates 27 television stations in 21 markets, as well as 12 24-hour HD television networks and several streaming OTT/Mobile APPS including LocalNow. Allen also partnered with Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2019 to acquire 21 Regional Sports Networks.
Allen’s Entertainment Studios produces and distributes Emmy Award-winning and nominated shows, as well as selling advertising for 67 broadcast and cable television programs. The company is also the first African-American owned multi-platform media studio producing and distributing wide-release motion pictures and content for all platforms, and owns TheGrio, a digital, video-centric news platform devoted to providing compelling entertainment, news and lifestyle content for African-Americans.
Smith was NAB’s president and CEO from November 2009 to the end of 2021, when he transitioned into a senior advisor role. He previously served two terms as US senator representing Oregon. He will receive NAB’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the 2022 NAB Show.
Together, these two industry leaders bring more than 90 years of broadcasting and media experience to this in-depth 2022 NAB Show Executive Leadership Series event. Their insights and opinions speak to every level of the broadcasting business, and will give valuable points of view and examples that 2022 NAB Show attendees can utilize as the marketplace grows and evolves in new directions.
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