Caroline Beasley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, LLC on January 1, 2017. She previously served as interim Chief Executive Officer from March 18, 2016 until December 31st, 2016 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary beginning in 1994. Ms. Beasley has served as a Director of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. since she joined the Company in 1983.
The media executive currently serves as the Chair of the BMI Board of Directors and is a member of the FCC Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She previously was the Joint Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors and is a past Chairman of the NAB Radio Board. In addition, she is a member of the BMI Board of Directors and the Broadcasters Foundation of America Board of Directors.
In 2017, Ms. Beasley was honored by Radio Ink magazine as “Radio Executive of the Year”. Ms. Beasley has been consistently ranked among the top five of the publication’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” list. In addition, she has been recognized in the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” issue on an annual basis since 2003.
Ms. Beasley received the 2016 “Distinguished Service Award” from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and was the 2012 recipient of the “Frances Preston Trailblazer Award” from the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), a national organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women to senior positions in the radio industry. In 2019, she received the “Horizon Award” for her visionary industry leadership during the Media Institute’s Free Speech Gala.
Ms. Beasley earned a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina.