MFM Adds Dick Wiley To CFO Summit Slate
MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, announced today that former FCC Chairman Richard E. Wiley, managing partner of Wiley Rein LLP, , will provide an “FCC Update” at the Association’s 2013 CFO Summit, which will be held Feb. 21-22 at The Atlantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Wiley, a former FCC chairman, commissioner and general counsel, served as a leading force in the agency’s initial efforts to foster increased competition and lessened regulation in the communications field. As chairman and managing partner of the largest communications practice in the United States, Wiley continues to address these and other initiatives on behalf of a client base that includes many of the communications industry’s largest, broadcasting, newspaper and telecommunications companies as well as industry associations and financial institutions with interest in the media industry.
“As we examine today’s regulatory landscape, it contains many of the challenges and opportunities that were present when Dick Wiley served the country at the FCC,” said Mary M. Collins, president-CEO of MFM and its BCCA subsidiary. “We couldn’t think of a better expert to help the industry’s financial leaders understand and anticipate the role that will be played by today’s commissioners in addressing such issues as newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership, the reclamation and reallocation of broadcast spectrum, personalized advertising, copyright royalties, universal service, and rules affecting emerging technologies such as all-IP telecom carriers.”
The annual MFM CFO Summit is designed to provide media industry executives with the insights and tools they need for addressing the regulatory, economic and technological changes affecting the financial performance and future success of their companies. Participation in the forum is limited to senior financial executives in media companies.
Additional information about the CFO Summit and an online registration form may be found on MFM’s website here.