The Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) honored Elizabeth (Beth) Russell Neuhoff, CEO of Neuhoff Communications, as its 2016 “Vincent T. Wasilewski Broadcaster of the Year.”
Well known in both Illinois and national broadcast circles, Ms. Neuhoff, is CEO of Neuhoff Communications, a privately held broadcast and digital media company with a focus on Midwestern markets including Bloomington-Normal, Danville, Decatur, and Springfield, Illinois. Ms. Neuhoff is an elected Director of the NAB, serving as Second Vice-Chair of the Radio Board, representing NAB Radio’s 17th District, a district which includes the entire state of Illinois.
In addition to serving on the NAB board, Ms. Neuhoff is a Director of the Broadcasters Foundation of America; a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Education Foundation (NABEF,) and a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Political Action Committee (NABPAC.) In 2014 she was named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink magazine, and was a finalist for “Best Broadcaster in America” at both the 2014 and 2015 NAB Radio Shows.
A believer that in serving others, we serve ourselves, Ms. Neufhoff is proudest of the tremendous work her stations exert daily to better the lives in their communities.
“I am truly humbled to receive the Vincent Wasilewski Award and to be in the company of so many talented Illinois broadcasters, including my late husband, Geoff,” exclaimed Neuhoff upon learning of her selection. “In truth, the honor belongs to the hardworking team at Neuhoff Media. They go above and beyond daily to make “Media Made Locally” more than just a slogan. I am grateful to the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association for this incredible accolade and the fine work they do on behalf of our profession.”