NAPLES, Fla.� As part of Beasley Media Group�s annual management meeting, the company bestowed its Operating Awards to employees, including �Engineer of the Year� and the �CEO Award of Excellence.� They also gave out two new awards with a digital emphasis. Corporate and station leadership gathered last week in Naples, Fla.
�It brings me great pride to publicly recognize the ladies and gentleman who have earned our company�s highest awards for 2015,� said Founder, Chairman and CEO George G. Beasley. �By working diligently and deliberately this past year, they have exceeded their goals and contributed their talents to the success of their stations and markets.�
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Richard Banks is a chief engineer who oversees the entire technical infrastructure in Beasley�s Eastern N.C. cluster that includes radio station studios for six stations (five FMs, one AM and three translators) transmitter sites and all IT responsibilities. This past year, he managed the build-out of the three translators, the installation of a new transmitter and major renovations in several studios. He is a 16-year �Beasley veteran.
CEO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
This award is only bestowed occasionally and goes to a company official George G. Beasley feels exemplifies a history of quality service and sincere dedication to the company. This year�s honor was bestowed upon VP of Communications Denyse Mesnik, who has 25 years with company and worked her way up from his executive assistant to her current role.
GM OF THE YEAR
Brad Beasley is a VP and market manager who oversees the Fort Myers-Naples market. He joined the southwest Florida team as a GM in 1996 and has been with the company since 1988. Beasley�s southwest Florida cluster of radio stations includes one AM, four FMs, and four FM translators that have separate station brands. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of station positions, both in the studios and in the office, and this is the fourth time that he has been given this award.
DIGITAL SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Carolyn Cope is based in the Boston market and is responsible for digital revenue across multiple Beasley markets. Her ideas are creative, her tasks completed in a timely manner, and she possesses a vast knowledge of digital marketing services, the company says. She is also �equally skilled at communicating and teaching these new concepts to those without digital experience.�
DIGITAL CONTENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Diana Beasley is based in southwest Florida and serves as digital content manager for that market. She is responsible for managing the station websites and social media content and outreach. She joined the company and cluster in 2006. Beasley was recognized for her ability to meet the social referral and page view goals and for ensuring that all sites and socials are well maintained, active and engaging.
The other 2015 honorees are:
����������� WIKS(FM) � Radio Station of the Year / Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, N.C.
����������� Brad Beasley � General Manager of the Year / Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.
����������� John Candelaria � Program Director of the Year / Las Vegas
����������� Lisa Lewis � Business Manager of the Year / Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, N.C.
����������� AJ Lurie � Sales Manager of the Year / Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.