Scott Herman Elected Board Chair Of Broadcasters Foundation Of America
The board of directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Scott Herman, longtime CBS Radio and Group W executive and current CEO of SHH Media Management, as Chair. Dan Mason will remain on the board, and Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, is re-elected as vice chair.
In addition, the board voted Steve Jones, president-COO of Skyview Networks, to the board. The elections were held during a board of directors video conference today. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is devoted exclusively to providing financial assistance to broadcasters in acute need.
“It has been an honor to serve the broadcasting industry as chair of the Broadcasters Foundation, and I look forward to continuing my involvement as a board member of this unique charity that helps our colleagues,” Mason said. “I am pleased to turn over the chair seat to Scott, who I know to be both capable and caring. He loves this industry as much as I do and will work tirelessly to help those in our business who need it most.”
“I have great admiration for Dan and the charitable work that he and the Board do every day,” said Herman. “Tragedy that upends lives and leaves our colleagues in desperate need deserve our help and support. I am grateful for this opportunity to give back to our industry. I also want to welcome Steve, who has contributed time and energy to helping raise funds to support our cause.”
Herman, a longtime member of the foundation’s board, has served as vice chair since 2017. He spent nearly 40 years of his career at CBS Radio and its predecessor companies, Group W and Infinity Broadcasting, before launching SHH Media Management, an executive advisory firm that consults media operators and the financial community on mergers and acquisitions and leadership development. He is also a board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau and served as the organization’s chair from 2010-2012. During his tenure at CBS Radio, Radio Ink magazine consistently named Herman one of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America 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 [email protected]