The Broadcast Executive Directors have existed as an informal group ever since the first executive directors of state associations started getting together to talk about mutual challenges and acheivements. We began meeting regularly at the NAB's Leadership Conferences each year and those informal meetings eveolved into a day set aside for us to meet and discuss whatever is a burning issue at the time.
In November 1985, BEDA was formally organized to enchance "internal educational opportunities for members.
Oscar Rodriguez, President
Texas Association of Broadcasters
Vance Harrison, President & CEO
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
David Donovan, President
New York State Broadcasters Association
Polly Prince Johnson, President, CEO
Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
Kent Cornish, President & Executive Director
Kansas Association of Broadcasters