Bruno Cohen, President of CBS 2
We are excited to announce that we will have Mr. Cohen as our keynote sharing his turnarounds expertise on TV stations and TV production companies.
Cohen has served as President and General Manager of KOVR-TV (CBS 13) and KMAX-TV (CW 31), the CBS-owned stations in Sacramento, since CBS acquired KOVR in April 2005. Prior to that, he had served as Vice President and General Manager of KMAX since 2004. Under Cohen's leadership, KOVR and KMAX have delivered ratings and revenue growth and now produce a market-leading 68 hours of award-winning local news programming on a weekly basis.
Before joining CBS, Cohen served as the Senior Vice President of Programming and Executive Vice President of Business News for CNBC from 1996-2002. During this time, he oversaw the development of CNBC's primetime and signature daytime business news coverage which resulted in ratings growth during a period of dramatic growth in the financial markets.
Prior to that, Cohen was Vice President and News Director for WNBC-TV in New York from 1992-96 and was responsible for orchestrating a sea change in the station's approach to local news coverage which propelled the station to first place in the local ratings.
Cohen's background also includes work as a syndicated programming development executive for Buena Vista Productions from 1987-92. Prior to that, he worked for KPIX-TV in San Francisco as Executive News Producer and later News Director from 1979-86. He also served as a news producer for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh from 1978-79 and got his start in television as a news producer for KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore
Gary E. McCullough, President & Chief Executive Officer, Career Education Corporation
We are delighted to have Mr. McCullough join us as a keynote to share his expertise on turnarounds in the for-profit service sector.
Career Education Corporation is a nearly $2.0 billion, publicly traded (NASDAQ:CECO) educational services company committed to quality, career-focused learning. The company has more than 13,000 employees and operates colleges, schools and universities that offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees at more than 90 on-ground and three fully online institutions in the US and abroad.
Before joining CEC, Mr. McCullough served as President of Abbott Laboratories’ (NYSE:ABT) Ross Products. Prior to Abbott, Mr. McCullough served for four years as Senior Vice President-Americas for the Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (NYSE:WWY) and he spent 13 years at Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) in progressively more responsible management roles. Mr. McCullough served five years in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of Captain. His awards and decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Parachutist Badge.
Mr. McCullough serves on the Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), where he is a member of the Audit Committee. In addition, Mr. McCullough is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and the Board of Directors of The Executives’ Club of Chicago. In 2005, and again in 2009, McCullough was named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America.”
Mr. McCullough holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wright State University.