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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

MELISSA THOM

MELISSA THOM

Voice Talent

Melissa Thom has nearly two decades of experience as a voice actor, broadcaster, entrepreneur and communications consultant. She has an English Literature degree and studied acting at Bristol Old Vic and The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. Her career began in 1999 as the station voice for Surf 107.2, Brighton, U.K. She went on to host breakfast for the GWR Group and Sunday breakfast on Galaxy 101 for Chrysalis (U.K.).

A number of gigs for major brands followed including Heineken, where she was the main voice for their “Found @ Thirst” annual Caribbean DJ competition for over four years. She headed to California for two years, voicing for agents such as Stars, Solid Talent, GoVoices and InBothEars. Having recently relocated back to the U.K., Thom’s current clients include Google, Facebook, Hitachi, Unicef, The Economist, and U.K. TV and radio groups, as well as Late Night Tales, a series of artist curated compilation albums.