Emmis, Meredith and Marketron: Homes To Rainmakers


MFM—the Media Financial Management Association, and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, on Tuesday (5/15) revealed the recipients of its 2018 membership awards.

Receiving MFM-BCCA’s Rainmaker Award, which is given in recognition of a member whose efforts and contributions have helped the association grow, are:

Ryan Hornaday— EVP/CFO and Treasurer, Emmis Communications
Kevin Schmitz— Director of Internal Audit, Meredith Corporation
Deb Esayian— Chief Revenue Officer, Marketron
Bruce Nathan— Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Receiving MFM-BCCA’s Working Capital Award, which is given in recognition of a member who has made significant contributions to help the association achieve its goals, are:

Brenda Soto Saez—Finance Manager, Crown Media
Jasmin Dorismond— SVP/CFO and Treasurer, Lotus Communications
Richard Taub— SVP/Broadcast and Digital Services, Media Audits International
Patrick Schulze—Senior Manager, Financial Accounting, TWDC Enterprise Financial Services

The contributions of this year’s Membership Award recipients are outlined in an article appearing in the May-June “conference edition” of The Financial Manager (TFM) magazine, the official publication for MFM and BCCA.

“From organizing educational events, such as our CFO Summit, Annual Conference and Distance Learning Seminars, to helping us develop the industry-specific Media Whys credit reporting solution, each of these award recipients has been instrumental in providing the guidance and leadership that allows MFM and BCCA to provide highly relevant and valuable educational programs and services for our members,” said MFM and BCCA President/CEO Mary M. Collins. “The high rankings our programs have earned are the result of the contributions of time and wisdom that our 2018 Working Capital and Rainmaker Awards recipients have so generously provided, and we are deeply grateful to them for their support.”

This year’s award winners will be honored during a reception sponsored by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) during Media Finance Focus 2018, scheduled for May 21-23 in the Arlington, Va., community of Crystal City.