NABEF Gets New Board Chair, Four New Members

Station owner, broker Larry Patrick named chairman
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The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation has elected board member and managing partner Patrick Communications Larry Patrick as chairman of its board of directors.

The organization also added four new board members: Kevin Cuddihy, president, Univision Local Media; Julie Koehn, president, Lenawee Broadcasting Co.; Kevin Latek, senior vice president, business affairs, Gray Television; and Deb Turner, vice president of television operations, E.W. Scripps Co.

Patrick is president of Patrick Communications LLC, a media investment and brokerage firm, which he established. He is also president of Legend Communications and oversees the company’s 13-station cluster. Previously, Patrick served as CEO of Gilmore Broadcasting in Kalamazoo, Mich. He has also served as a senior vice president with NAB, is a past president of the Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Media Brokers, and formerly served as chairman of the board and trustee of the NAB Political Action Committee.

In his role as president of Univision Local Media, Cuddihy oversees a 128 local television and radio stations in key markets across the country. He was previously president of Univision Television Group, and served as EVP of TV advertising sales for Univision Local Media. Before joining Univision, he spent eight years at Comcast Spotlight Sales. Cuddihy serves on the NAB Television Board.

Under Koehn’s leadership as president of Lenawee Broadcasting, the company has been awarded five NAB Crystal Radio awards, in addition to the Crystal Heritage Award in 2015, three NAB Education Foundation Service to America Awards, two NAB Marconi Radio Awards and eight Michigan Association of Broadcasters awards. Koehn has served as both chairman and member of the MAB board of directors and was inducted into the MAB Hall of Fame in 2012, and has been a featured speaker at NAB Show and Radio Show.

Latek started at Gray Television in 2012 as vice president of law and development. In 2013, he was appointed to his current position as senior vice president of business affairs. Previously, Latek spent 15 years with the law firm Dow Lohnes PLLC, representing TV broadcasters in regulatory and transactional matters.

Turner oversees television operations for 33 stations in 24 markets for E.W. Scripps Co. Prior to the merger of E.W. Scripps Co. and Journal Communication in 2015, Turner served as the executive vice president of Journal Broadcast Group. Previously, Turner was the president and general manager of a CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tenn. Turner also serves on the CBS Affiliate Board and is an alumni of the NABEF Broadcast Leadership Training Program.

The NABEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest.

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