2017 Leadership Awards Breakfast

The Foundation’s annual Leadership Breakfast was held on April 26, 2017 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The event honored eight of the most prominent figures in broadcasting – six received the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award, one received the Chairmans’ Award, and one received the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting.

The 2017 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards Recipients:
John David, EVP Radio, NAB
Harry Jessell, Editor & Co-Publisher, TVNewsCheck
Scott Knight and the Knight Family, Knight Media Group
David Lougee, President, TEGNA Media
Larry Patrick, Founder, Patrick Communications
Diane Sutter, President & CEO, ShootingStar Broadcasting

The 2017 Chairman’s Award Recipient:
William Duhamel, Chairman & CEO, Duhamel Broadcasting

The 2017 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award Recipient:
Jeff Smulyan, Chairman & CEO, Emmis Communications

2016

The Foundation’s annual Leadership Breakfast was held on April 20, 2016 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The event honored seven of the most prominent figures in broadcasting – six received the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award and one received the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting.

The 2016 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards Recipients:
Ray Cole, President & COO, Citadel Communications
Michael Fiorile, Vice Chairman & CEO, Dispatch Broadcast Group
Scott Herman, COO, CBS Radio
Paul Karpowicz, President & CEO, Meredith Broadcasting Group
Peter Smyth, Chairman & CEO, Greater Media
Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Radio Networks
The 2016 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award Recipient:
Eddie Fritts Chairman, The Fritts Group

2015

The Foundation’s annual Leadership Breakfast was held on April 15, 2015 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The event honored seven of the most prominent figures in broadcasting – six received the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award and one received the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting.

The 2015 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards Recipients:
David Barrett, Director, Hearst Corporation
Don Curtis, Chairman & CEO, Curtis Media Group
Jane Mago, Former EVP & General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters
Herb McCord, President & Owner, Granum Communications Corp.
Al Primo, Creator, Eyewitness News, Education Television Fund, Inc.
Jeff Warshaw, CEO, Connoisseur Media
The 2015 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award Recipient:
Mel Karmazin, former CEO and member of the Board of Directors of SiriusXM and CBS Corp.

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