2024 OAB Executive Forum

Thursday, July 11, 2024
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Le Méridien, The Joseph620 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215


Join us for this year’s OAB Executive Forum, featuring a lineup of expert speakers that will inspire you to explore strategies and seize opportunities for your station in an ever-evolving broadcast landscape.

This one-day gathering for owners, GMs, and managers of OAB member stations will cover key industry issues and management strategies, while providing ample opportunity to network with your peers from around the state.


This year’s Executive Forum will cover essential topics for managers at TV and radio stations such as AI, sales, staffing, compliance, and leadership. Presenters will include:

The State of Broadcast Industry
Curtis LeGeyt, President & CEO, National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcasting’s AI Evolution: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Daniel Anstandig, CEO & Co-founder, Futuri Media

The Changing Landscape for Radio In 2024 (and Beyond)
Paul Jacobs, Vice President & General Manager, Jacobs Media

Outlook for Broadcast TV in a Streaming World
Brian Wexler, Sr. Vice President, Business Development, TVB

Building Your Team of the Future
Lisa Fields, President, Media Staffing Network

OAB and Ohio Army National Guard Partnership
Brigadier General Matthew Woodruff, Ohio Army National Guard

Leading Thru Chaos
Erik Therwanger, Founder, Think GREAT

State & Federal Issues Update
Patrick Cross, Brooks Pierce, LLP



Registration for the Executive Forum is available to both OAB members and non-members:

OAB Member registration:  $95 per attendee
Non-Member registration:  $140 per attendee


Wednesday Dinner

The OAB will host a dinner for anyone who is coming into town Wednesday night. (More details coming soon.)

Hotel Block

We have a hotel block of rooms available at Le Méridien if you’re planning to arrive  Wednesday night.

Rooms are available at the OAB rate of $239, and can be reserved by following our booking link HERE, or by calling (855) 811-0075 and asking for the Ohio Association of Broadcasters 2024.

The deadline to reserve rooms is Monday, June 10.



The OAB will provide parking passes in the Joseph Garage at 33 W Russell St., located across N High St. from Le Méridien, The Joseph. Attendees staying overnight at the hotel are responsible for their own overnight parking fees.

The Short North Arts District

The Executive Forum will take place in the heart of Columbus’ Short North Arts District, a thriving neighborhood and cultural hub, home to a plethora of restaurants and nightlife, art galleries and local shops, a public park, and special events throughout the year. Visit shortnorth.org for more information.