MFM-BCCA Announce Member Awards for 59th Annual Conference

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Northfield, IL. – May 17, 2019 – Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, today announced the recipients of the association’s 2019 membership awards. The awards will be presented during the group’s 59 Annual Conference themed Big Ideas in the Big Easy, May 20-22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La.

The recognition will be held on Tuesday, May 21 beginning with a reception at 5:45 p.m. The reception is co-sponsored by Oracle and Media Whys and is followed by the Awards Ceremony and Concert with Jake Wesley Rogers sponsored by BMI.

Awards will be presented in three categories during the day – The MFM Rainmaker Award, The MFM Working Capital Award, and the BCCA Contributor Award.

The MFM Rainmaker Award is given in recognition of a member whose efforts and contributions have helped increase MFM’s resources. This year’s recipients are:

  • Joe Waring, EPI/Cordillera Communications
  • · Paul Rahmlow, Midwest Communications, and WRIG
  • · Randy Bradford, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

The MFM Working Capital Award is given in recognition of a member who has made significant contributions of their time to make MFM programs and publications better. This year’s honorees are:

  • · Jenna Hardy, Gearbox Software, LLC
  • · Aqueelah Traylor-Morgan, WarnerMedia (formerly Turner)
  • · Mike Lavey, Tribune Publishing

The Contributor Award is given to an individual for their contributions to the Media Credit Committee and educational programs. This year’s award will be presented to Tonya Sorrells of Hearst Television during Tuesday’s General Session beginning at 8:45 a.m.

“We proudly refer to this year’s MFM-BCAA Award winners as ‘the magnificent seven’,” said Mary M. Collins, president, and CEO of MFM and BCCA. “It is because of their dedication and unswerving contributions to our association that we are able to grow and evolve as a force within the media industry, I salute each of them.”

The contributions of this year’s Membership Award recipients are outlined in an article appearing in the Conference edition of The Financial Manager (TFM) magazine, the official publication for MFM and BCCA. A complimentary copy of the issue will be available for download from MFM’s website.


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About Media Finance Focus 2019

Chaired by Ralph Bender, CFO of Manship Media and vice chair of MFM’s board of directors, and co-chaired by Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller for Bonneville International and MFM board secretary, Media Finance Focus 2019 will feature presentations from more than 150 industry experts, who will provide timely information on topics relevant to media industry finance professionals, including accounting, economic projections, valuations, M&A, taxes, human resources, regulatory and technological developments, and internal audit. BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, will provide a full track of sessions designed to meet the needs of today’s order to cash professionals. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea-sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn 19 or more CPE credits. Information and a current draft of the agenda can be found on the conference website –

About MFM and BCCA:

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premiere resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web site: and via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at and as well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.



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