2018 Leadership Award Honorees Announced

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards. The Awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation annual breakfast at 7:00AM, Wednesday, April 11 in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.


The 2018 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards recipients are

  • Marcellus Alexander, President, NAB Education Foundation
  • Joe Bilotta, President & CEO, JMB Solutions, LLC
  • Richard Bodorff, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Steve Jones, Vice President & General Manager, ABC Radio
  • Patrick Maines, former President & CEO, The Media Institute
  • Bill McElveen, Executive Vice President, Alpha Media


The Leadership Awards are given annually by the Broadcasters Foundation in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at-large and are named in honor of iconic broadcaster Ward L. Quaal. The breakfast is complimentary to all, although pre-registration is required.

To obtain information on reserving a page in the Program Guide, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or info@thebfoa.org.

This year’s event is sponsored by AccuRadio, Marketron, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Association of Media Brokers (NAMB), Nielsen, Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), U.S. Trust, and vCreative.


About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email info@thebfoa.org.

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.


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