Debut Broadcasting Corporation, Inc.™ (debutbroadcasting.com), a media and entertainment company, today announced its chief financial officer (CFO), Sariah Hopkins, was recognized as one of Nashville Business Journal’s 2009 Women of Influence in the “Behind the Scenes” category. Hopkins and 30 other influential women were honored at a luncheon on Friday, February 06, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
“I am honored to be named a woman of influence, as I have been given the privilege in my personal life and career to work and grow alongside strong, intelligent women,” Hopkins said. “I have had the opportunity to develop my skills while working for high quality companies that provide me with opportunities to excel in my career. I am grateful to be afforded the opportunity to pass on the knowledge I have gained to others, specifically women, in the business world.”
The Nashville Business Journal collected hundreds of nominations last fall and narrowed them down to 31 Women of Influence in nine categories, including behind-the-scenes, community supporter, corporate executive, dynamic-due, entrepreneur, family business, inspiration or mentor, nonprofit leadership and public policy.
Hopkins began her career with Debut Broadcasting as controller, under the direction of acting CFO Shannon Farrington, whom Hopkins notes as a mentor. Debut Broadcasting became a public company through a reverse merger in 2007, and in early 2008 went through significant operational changes. In 2008, Hopkins assumed the day-to-day functions of CFO while still operating under the title of controller. In this capacity, Hopkins wrote the company’s first 10K report, Proxy Statement and planned for its first ever annual meeting of shareholders. In addition to immersing herself in the Securities and Exchange Commission regulation and procedure, Hopkins helped save the company more than $100,000 in legal and administrative fees during the first half of 2008.
Hopkins is listed as one of the 2009 Women of Influence, including three other “behind the scenes” honorees. Other women honored at the luncheon include Deborah Chapman from Questar Staffing, Mimi Fondren from Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville and Marion Ingram from Reliant Bank. Hopkins and other winners were also featured in a special Nashville Business Journal publication released on the day of the luncheon.
About Debut Broadcasting Corporation, Inc.
A media and entertainment company, Debut Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. (debutbroadcasting.com) supports its clients throughout North America while also improving shareholder value through targeted turnaround opportunities in the southeastern United States. Through its entertainment arm, Impact Radio Networks, Debut sells pre-recorded radio programs and related services to more than 1,400 AM and FM stations in the U.S. and Canada, and reaches more than 45 million listeners per week, making it one of the leading syndicators in the industry. The company also provides marketing, consulting and media buying for its radio broadcast stations. Through its media division, Debut identifies and acquires (or manages) underperforming and undervalued media properties in the southeastern U.S. For more information about Debut Broadcasting, please visit the website or email ir[.]debutbroadcasting.com.
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