Michael J. Fiorile Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors

Paul Karpowicz elected Presiding Director; Jack Sander extends tenure to serve as Honorary Director

Posted in News on June 1, 2017
Pictured: Michael J. Fiorile
Pictured: Michael J. Fiorile

Michael J. Fiorile, Chairman and CEO of the Dispatch Printing Company & Chairman and CEO of Dispatch Broadcast Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of BMI at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held May 31, 2017, in New York City.  Fiorile was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board. He succeeds Paul Karpowicz, President, Meredith Local Media Group, who was elected Presiding Director at the meeting.

Mr. Fiorile joined the BMI Board in 2010. He also serves as a member of the following Boards: CBS Television Affiliates Board (Past Chair), the Television Bureau of Advertising (Past Chair), National Association of Broadcasters, Television Operators Caucus and the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Also at the meeting, the following Board members were re-elected: Dave Lougee, President, TEGNA Media; Mike O’Neill, President and CEO, BMI; and Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network.  In addition, Jack Sander, former Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and retired Vice Chairman, Belo Corporation, will continue his tenure for another two years as Honorary Director.

Continuing in their terms on the Board of Directors are: Greg Ashlock, President, West Division, iHeartMedia Markets Group; Susan Davenport Austin, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors, Vice Chairman, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital Group LLC; Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos Media Holdings, LLC; Rebecca Campbell, President, ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime; Craig Dubow, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Gannett Company, Inc.; Bill Hoffman, Consultant, Cox Media Group; Catherine Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.; Philip Jones, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and past President, Meredith Corporation Broadcast Group; Jerry Kersting, former President, Tribune Broadcasting and past EVP/CFO, Clear Channel Radio; Ginny Morris, Vice President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. and Chair and CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC; Steven Newberry, President and CEO, Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation; and Neil Smith, President, GNS Media, LLC.