WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that Bruce Reese, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bonneville International Corporation, has been elected to serve as NABEF Board Chair.
Under Reese's leadership, Bonneville has served as the founding partner for NAB Education Foundation's Celebration of Service to America Awards since the gala's inception in 1999. A former chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, Reese has held various leadership posts in national media organizations including the boards of directors for the Associated Press and the Radio Advertising Bureau. An active member of his community, Reese is also on the Board of Trustee's to Intermountain Healthcare and previously served on the board of directors for United Way of Salt Lake, where he was honored with the 2008 Compassionate Leader of the Year Award.
Reese practiced law with firms in Washington, D.C. and Denver before joining Bonneville International Corporation in 1984. He was named executive vice president in 1991 and was appointed to his current position as president and CEO of Bonneville in 1996. As president and CEO of Bonneville International Corporation, Reese oversees and operates 28 radio stations in eight markets, including Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
NABEF's Board of Directors include board chairman Bruce Reese, president and CEO, Bonneville International Corporation; immediate past board chair Gary Chapman, president, Gary R. Chapman Consulting LLC; David Barrett, president and CEO, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.; David Kennedy, CEO, Flycast, Inc.; Philip Lombardo, CEO, Citadel Communications, Co. Ltd.; Virginia Morris, president, Hubbard Radio; Larry Patrick, managing partner, Patrick Communications; Jack Sander, senior advisor, Belo Corp.; Charles Warfield, president/COO, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc.; and Marcellus Alexander, who serves as NABEF's President.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.
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