Clyburn To Speak At Media Finance Focus ’16

The 56th annual conference for MFM and BCCA will be held May 23-25 in Denver with the theme “An Avalanche of Knowledge, Networking, and New Ideas.”

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will deliver the opening keynote address at Media Finance Focus 2016, the 56th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

Themed “An Avalanche of Knowledge, Networking, and New Ideas,” the conference will be held May 23-25 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. Commissioner Clyburn’s keynote is scheduled for Monday morning, May 23.

Clyburn is serving a second term as a Democrat on the commission, for which she was sworn in on Feb. 19, 2013, following her re-nomination by the president and confirmation by the Senate. She was appointed acting chairwoman of the FCC by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013, and served in that capacity until the appointment of current FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler later that year.

Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August 2009 after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.

Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston, S.C.-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African-American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.

“Commissioner Clyburn is highly regarded for the perspective she brings to FCC rule-making, which is rooted in her concern for how the country’s communications policies affect every American,” said Mary M. Collins, president-CEO of MFM and BCCA. “With her first-hand experience in operating a media enterprise, her keynote will also provide insights from someone who appreciates the impact of public policy on running a business, which our attendees will find particularly valuable. We are truly delighted and honored to have her joining us at Media Finance Focus 2016.”

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