Mike Hulvey has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Radio Advertising Bureau in the U.S.
The RAB currently provides training, advocacy, and development support for more than 6,000 member stations in the U.S. and more than 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors and international organizations.
Mike, who is currently the CEO of Neuhoff Media, moves into the role on April 1, replacing Erica Farber who will step down from the role after twelve years.
Farber, who will pursue other interests, will continue to participate in RAB’s Rising Through the Ranks leadership development training and National Radio Talent System.
Under her leadership the RAB reshaped into a full-service integrated membership, business development, and training concern as well as forging strong relationships within the advertising marketplace.
Hulvey began his career producing local radio programs in high school in 1980 before moving into a full-time role in 1984, rising through the ranks to become president and CEO of Neuhoff Media, the owner and operator of 24 licensed radio stations in six communities across Illinois and Indiana as well as a digital services business along with the daily publication of local content on owned and operated websites and social media channels.
He has been president of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank and a member of the NAB board of directors and is a past chairman of the RAB.
In making the announcement Jeff Warshaw, Chair of the RAB Board and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Connoisseur Media, said, “Mike is an excellent selection with the relevant skills and expertise to lead the RAB.
“He has an impressive track record in corporate management and local radio expertise. In addition, as a past chair of the RAB he has a clear understanding of the organization and what the broadcast industry requires from RAB.
“He has a tremendous passion for the industry which will serve us all well.”
“We thank Erica for her leadership over the past decade in helping to shape an organization that meets the needs of broadcasters today as well as for the future of the audio industry.
“She’s left an indelible imprint on the industry, and we can’t thank her enough for her commitment and passion to Radio. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work with her.”
Hulvey says, “I’m honored to take on this responsibility and lead the RAB. It’s a privilege to follow an amazing leader such as Erica Farber.
“Radio has a great story to tell, and I am excited to get started next year.”
Steve Wexler will serve as interim CEO at Neuhoff and will begin working with the Neuhoff team in January.