Jeffrey H. Smulyan

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Emmis Communications

Jeffrey H. Smulyan

Jeffrey H. Smulyan

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Emmis Communications

Overview
Career Highlights

Emmis Interactive, Inc.
MediaCo Holding, Inc.
Emmis Communications Corp. /4 Television Stations

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1732

Primary Location

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1947

Age

73

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Reading, Politics, Sports

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Emmis Communications

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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Emmis Communications

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Chief Strategy Officer at Emmis Communications

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Emmis Communications

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Founder at Digonex Technologies, Inc.

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Director at Emmis Communications

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Managing Partner at Madison Place Partners LLC

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President & Owner at LMCS LLC

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Former Attorney-Pharmaceutical Division at Eli Lilly & Company

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at EOS International, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Emmis Communications
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Member, Board of Directors at Julian Center, Inc.

THE JULIAN CENTER PROVIDES EMERGENCY SHELTER, COUNSELING, AND OUTREACH ADVOCACY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND RAPE.

Education
JD
Class of 1972

The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, California, is a law school within the University of Southern California. The oldest law school in the Southwestern United States, USC Law had its beginnings in 1896, and was officially established as a school of the university in 1904

BA in History & Telecommunications, cum laude

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

Indiana State Bar Association are lawyers, judges, paralegals, law librarians, law students and legal and court administrators. We are the ISBA. Our organization was founded in 1896 to advance the profession of law and secure a more effective administration of justice; to promote reforms in the law; and to encourage excellence in legal education for both the law student and the practicing lawyer. With more than 12,000 members, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state, serving the public and profession for more than a century.

Member
Current

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Career History
Director & Chief Executive Officer
2019 - Current

Mediaco Holding, Inc. is a radio broadcasting media company. Its purpose is to acquire and operates radio stations and its associated assets located in New York. The company was founded in June 2019 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
1979 - Current

One of the nation's most respected diversified communications companies, Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) owns and operates radio and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S. Emmis is the 9th largest radio group in the U.S (based on listeners) and has been voted the Most Respected Radio Company in a poll of industry CEOs. Over the last two decades, Emmis has created one of the most unique work environments in the communications industry - the Emmis Culture. The envy of many of our peers, this culture carries at its heart the belief that, in order to succeed, a company must take risks, treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. It has earned us a reputation as a fun, exciting and innovative company where every individual is a part of the team. The Emmis culture breeds creativity and innovation. Employees at every level are encouraged to think out of the box, experiment and contribute

President
Current

Emmis Interactive, Inc. provides business software services. The company is headquartered in Chicago. IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
1992 - 2008

The Finish Line, Inc. engages in the retail of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids. It operates through the Footwear and Softgoods categories. The company was founded by Alan H. Cohen, Larry J. Sablosky, and David I. Klapper in 1976 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Member, Television Committee
Prior

Major League Baseball Blue, Inc. engages in the operations of baseball clubs. It owns and manages sports related activities and events including professional and amateur sports teams, leagues, and associations. It also sells national broadcasting rights and distributes fees to the teams. The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member, Board of Councilors
Current

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Its strategic location in Los Angeles at USC enables it to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and journalism through unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries. Today, with more than 83 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.

At-Large
Prior

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth.

Chairman
Prior

The Radio Advertising Bureau is a private company headquartered in Irving, TX, involved in advertising agencies. Erica Farber is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2012.

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2018

THE MISSION OF THE BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEN AND WOMEN IN THE TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST INDUSTRY AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, ARE IN ACUTE NEED. THE FOUNDATION REACHES OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO IDENTIFY AND PROVIDE ANONYMOUS ASSISTANCE IN CASES OF CRITICAL ILLNESS, ADVANCED AGE, DEATH OF A SPOUSE, ACCIDENT AND SERIOUS MISFORTUNE.

$5,000
2017

National Association of Broadcasters operates a broadcast association. It promotes and protects the interests of radio and television broadcasters. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$10K - $25K
2016

The organization operates an art museum. It features collections of African, Asian, European, and contemporary art, as well as a collection of design arts. The firm offers visitors a view of arts and culture through its collection of a number of works of art that spans thousands of years of history from across the world's continents. Its collections include paintings, sculpture, furniture and design objects, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as textiles and costumes. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Transactions
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Digonex Technologies, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Marketron Broadcast Solutions LLC purchases Emmis Interactive, Inc. from Emmis Communications

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GTCR Merlin Holdings LLC purchases Merlin Media LLC from Emmis Communications

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Awards & Honors
2004
Broadcasting and Cable Magazine - Hall of Fame
2000
National Association of Broadcasters - National Radio Award
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