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McDowell, Koenigsberg to Present at Urban Forum


FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and Horizon Media CEO Bill Koenigsberg (pictured) will also make special presentations at the Urban Radio Forum September 27th in Washington, DC. Clifford Franklin, CEO of FUSE Advertising Agency, the African-American Advertising Agency handling the Obama Presidential Campaign, will deliver the keynote address. Kizart Media Partners is hosting the event n partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.

Ken Smikle, President of Target Market News, will serve as lead moderator for the panel discussions. Co-chairmen for the forum are Chris Wegmann, Regional Vice President & Market Manager for Radio One, Jim Watkins, Vice President & General Manager for WHUR and Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS Radio.

Forum sessions will include:
Natalie Swedstone – Vice President/Director of Radio – OMD (Omnicom Group), New York
Jennifer Hungerbuhler – Senior Vice President/Broadcast Buying – Carat, New York
Frank Friedman – Executive Vice President, Broadcast Buying – Zenith Optimedia, New York
Tom Talbert – Senior Vice President/Broadcast Buying – Campbell Ewald, Detroit
Aleta Clardy – CEO/Savvy Marketing Solutions, Chicago
Kimberly Paige - Asst. Vice President/African American Marketing – Coca Cola, Atlanta
James Colon - Vice President/Product Communications – Toyota Motor Sales USA, Los Angeles
Lynn Austin - Regional Marketing Manager – American Family Insurance, Phoenix
John Commisiong – Director of Market Outreach – Harley Davidson, Milwaukee
Aretta Baldon – Director of Media – Turner Entertainment System, Atlanta
Laura Branker – Multicultural Marketing Manager – AARP, Washington, DC
Alfred Liggins – President/CEO – Radio One, Washington, DC
Russell Perry – Chairman/CEO, Perry Broadcasting, Oklahoma City
Charles Warfield – President/COO, Inner City Broadcasting, New York
Ron Davenport, Jr. – President, Sheridan Broadcasting Corp., Pittsburgh
Chesley Maddox-Dorsey – CEO, Access 1 Communications, New York

Register by calling 202-463-8970 or visit
or call Sherman Kizart at 312-421-4803