Nexstar Promotes Two To Financial VPs

Patrick J. Cusick becomes VP, controller and D. Randall Bradford is now VP of financial operations.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced today that the company’s controller, Patrick J. Cusick, has been promoted to the position of VP, controller. In addition, director of financial operations, D. Randall Bradford, CPA, has been promoted to VP of financial operations.

The appointments are effective April 1 and Cusick and Bradford will report directly to Nexstar Chief Financial Officer Thomas E. Carter.

Cusick will be responsible for oversight of all accounting, tax and financial reporting activities including Securities and Exchange Commission filings, certifications and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and documentation, as well as managing the audit function and relationship.

Bradford will oversee financial, treasury and risk management and special projects for the various operating units of the company.

In addition, both Cusick and Bradford will continue to conduct internal and industry analysis to support the company’s goals for organic and M&A growth.

Cusick brings 25 years of accounting experience to his position at Nexstar including three and a half years at the company. He joined Nexstar in August 2010 and served as the company’s assistant controller from August 2010 to December 2012 and has served as the company’s controller since Jan. 1, 2013.


From 2006 to 2010, Cusick was an assurance senior manager at a nationally recognized accounting firm, managing audit engagements for public and private mid-market companies and he previously held positions with two big four accounting firms. Cusick earned a master’s of accounting from University of Florida in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1991.

Bradford brings 16 years of accounting and finance experience to his new position and joined Nexstar in 2009 as regional controller and has served since January 2013 as director of financial operations.

Prior to joining the company, Bradford was the CFO of a radio broadcasting company where he established and directed accounting, financial, risk management and human resource activities, secured credit facility financing and negotiated station acquisition transactions.

From 1999 to 2005 he served as controller at a start-up provider of Internet-based solutions and services for healthcare entities, where he established and oversaw the accounting activities. Earlier in his career he held senior finance and accounting positions at several organizations.

Bradford earned a BBA in finance from Texas A&M University in 1988.

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