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Worldwide Radio Summit Speakers


Alissa Pollack

EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia

Andrew Curran

President & COO, DMR/Interactive

Andrew Jeffries

EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia

António Mendes

Program Director, RFM (Portugal)

Ashley Cavaliere

Production/Creative Services Director, iHeartMedia (Connecticut)

Becky Brenner

VP, Albright, O'Malley & Brenner

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network (U.K.)

Brian Kelly

VP/Programming, Entercom & Program Director, WXXS & WYMX (Milwaukee)

Bryan Apple

Imaging Director, SiriusXM

Caroline Beasley

CEO, Beasley Broadcasting

Carolyn Gilbert

President, NuVooDoo

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Chris Williams

Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio

Dana Cortez

Syndicated Host, Skyview Networks, ABC Radio

Dennis Clark

VP/Talent Development, iHeartMedia

Denzil Lacey

Group Production Director, Wireless Group (Dublin)

Ellen K

Morning Host, KOST FM (Los Angeles)

Elvis Duran

Morning Host, Z100 (New York)

Erica Farber

President & CEO, RAB

Fred Jacobs

President & Founder, Jacobs Media

George Cook

Program Director, KKDA & KRNB (Dallas)

Ginny Morris

Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Broadcasting

Issa Lopez

Voiceover Artist

Jackson Davies

Content Producer, BBC Radio 1

Jacqueline Saturn

President, Caroline

Jake Kaplan

Imaging Director, 97-1 AMP Radio (Los Angeles)

Jayde Donovan

Radio/TV Personality & Social Media Influencer

Jeremy Sinon

VP/Digital, Hubbard Broadcasting

Joe Cipriano

Voiceover Artist

John Boyne

EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights

J.T. Tarrants

Program Director, WCSX/Detroit

Justin Chase

EVP, Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

Kelly Doherty

President, K3 Creative

Kim Guthrie

President, Cox Media Group

Leigh Jacobs

EVP, Perceptual Research, NuVooDoo

Leslie Scott

Program Director, KNDD (Seattle)

Lori Lewis

Digital Brand Strategist

Louie Diaz

VP/Contemporary Programming, Cumulus

Mark Adams

Program Director, KIOI & KYLD (San Francisco)

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week (U.K.)

Melissa Thom

Voiceover Artist

Michael Steele

Director/Playlist Programming & Development, Warner Music Group

Mike McVay

EVP/Programming, Cumulus Media

Miles Hlivko

Director/Imaging, KIIS-FM (Los Angeles)

Nate Zeitz

VP Affiliate/Imaging Division, CESD Talent Agency

Ollie Wards

Content Director, Triple J (Australia)

Orlando Davis

Program Director/Mornings, WLLD (Tampa)

Phil Guerini

VP, Music Strategy/GM, Radio Disney Worldwide

Randy Lane

The Randy Lane Company

Ricky Villa

Program Director, KQMV (Seattle)

Sam Milkman

EVP/Sr. Consultant, Coleman Insights

Scott Lindy

Partner Success Consultant, Futuri Media

Steve Stone

Voiceover Artist

Thea Mitchem

EVP/Programming, NE Division, iHeartMedia (New York)

Tim Clarke

VP/Audience & Content For Radio, Cox

Warren Kurtzman

President, Coleman Insights

BEN COOPER

BEN COOPER

Controller, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network

Ben Cooper is responsible for leading BBC Radio 1, entertaining and engaging a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech; 1Xtra, playing the best in contemporary black music with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists; and Asian Network, whose mission is to engage and entertain young British-Asians with a distinctive range of music, news and comedy. He's in charge of the leadership, controllable spend, editorial content and overall management of Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, reaching a combined weekly audience of over 12 million, with over 1.65 billion views on YouTube, 38 million views on the Radio 1 iPlayer channel, and a combined 9.2 million audience on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ben is responsible for the distinctive mix of new music, high quality news, documentaries and social action campaigns for young UK audiences. He's been acknowledged for bold scheduling changes, rejuvenating Radio 1's audience and renewing its focus towards 15-29 year olds. Ben is also recognized for working with and introducing new talent to the station.