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Thom Callahan President

Prior to joining SCBA, Thom was president of Callahan Communications, a firm focused on growing its clients' business, strategic planning for brand awareness, and new market development. Previously, he was Director of Sales for Radiate Media, based in Los Angeles. With over 30 years of broadcast and digital platform experience in sales, sales management, research, content, new product development, and emerging markets, Thom has held senior management positions with The Associated Press, CBS Radio, Metro Networks, and Anheuser-Busch. Twice nominated as Radio Network News Executive of the Year, Callahan has been a guest speaker and moderator for NAB sponsored events on a variety of topics to the radio industry over the past 11 years. He has served as a member of the AP Radio advisory board, and has served on the advisory boards of the Ad Clubs in three cities.

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SCBA Executive Committee 2018-2019 Treasurer of the SCBA Board

Terry Fahy Western Region Vice President

Salem Media Group

Terry Fahy began his broadcasting career with Antares Broadcasting in Santa Barbara. Since 1982 Terry has served in a variety of roles with Salem Media Group: Ventura/Oxnard (GM), LA (GSM, GM) and currently is the Western Region Vice President for Salem Media Group and oversees Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Ventura and San Diego. He currently serves as Board Chair for the California Broadcasters Association as well as the executive board of the Southern California Broadcasting Association. Terry Fahy is married with two adult sons who are attorneys in Southern California and twin grandsons.

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SCBA Executive Committee 2018-2019 At Large Officer of the SCBA board

Melissa Forrest President for iHeartMedia

San Diego/Riverside Region

In the past 15 years, her career path has taken her from: Clear Channel Detroit as Director of Sales; Entercom Seattle as VP/General Manager; Entercom Austin as VP/Market Manager; Clear Channel Atlanta as Market President; iHeartMedia San Diego as Market President; to iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside Region as President. Melissa holds the following honors: Radio Ink's 100 Most Influential Women in Radio 2015, 2016, and 2017; The San Diego Business Journal's San Diego 500 Influential Business Leaders 2016; and Radio Ink's Best Managers in Radio 2014 and 2016. Currently, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation and is an Officer on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Broadcasters Association and Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Melissa holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, Management from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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SCBA Executive Committee 2018-2019 At Large Officer of the SCBA board

Sabina Widmann-Hernandez Vice President and Regional General Manager of Radio

Univision Communications Inc.

Sabina Widmann-Hernandez oversees operations of Univision Communication Inc.'s radio stations in Las Vegas, San Diego and McAllen. Widmann-Hernandez first joined Univision in 2005 as an Account Executive, and her trajectory within the Company led her to be a National Account Manager, Director of Sales and Vice President, General Manager for Univision San Diego. Widmann-Hernandez currently is the VP, Regional General Manager over San Diego, Las Vegas and McAllen. In addition to the SCBA executive board position, Widmann-Hernandez represents Univision as a Board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau and was recently named one of 2017's Best Managers by Radio Ink. She holds a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs & Fishery Management from the University of Washington as well as Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College. Sabina Widmann-Hernandez is married with two daughters.

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SCBA Executive Committee 2018-2019 Vice Chair of the SCBA board

Kevin LeGrett Los Angeles Region President

Southwest Division President, iHeart Media

Kevin currently oversees Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin as Southwest President of I Heart Media. He also leads the marketing team for all iHeart Media special events and oversees the iHeart Media Theater in Burbank. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Kevin was Senior Vice President- Operations and was responsible for 46 regional markets for then Clear Channel Radio as well as a previous management role as Market Manager for CCR in Rochester, NY. Prior to joining iHeart Media, Kevin served as President of Citadel Broadcasting from 2003-2010 and was also Vice President/Market Manager for Infinity Broadcasting from 1998-2003. Kevin currently serves as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Southern California Broadcasting Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees at McQuaid Jesuit High school. Kevin is married and has three children.

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SCBA Executive Committee 2018-2019 Chairperson of the SCBA

Miles Sexton Chief Financial Officer/Chief Development Officer

Point Broadcasting, LLC

Miles Sexton is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer for Point Broadcasting LLC which owns and operates 24 commercial radio stations in Southern and Central California. Mr. Sexton also serves as President of each of the 5 divisions that operate the stations in the various markets. Prior to his current position Mr. Sexton was the Chief Operating Officer of Point Broadcasting LLC. Mr. Sexton has also held executive management positions at the Merrill Lynch Media Group for nine years and CBS Radio Inc. for ten years. Mr. Sexton has also served on executive boards of several non-profit organizations such as Ventura County Food Share, presently serves as a founding board member of Abolish Slavery Now and his current position as Vice-Chairman for the Southern California Broadcasters Association. Miles is a summa cum laude graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a BA degree in Broadcasting and completed all course work for an MA degree in Mass Communications/Marketing. He is also a graduate of the CBS Inc. School of General Management. Miles is married with three daughters and has been long time members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ventura.

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