Best of the Best 2017

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Best of the Best 2017

We are proud to announce the fifth year of the VAB`s Best of the Best Leadership Program.

This eight-month program is designed to provide each participant with the maximum opportunity for professional and personal growth, while broadening their network base in an interactive environment. Candidates must have a minimum of two years experience in the broadcasting industry and be nominated by their station's general manager. Up to 15 applicants will be selected to participate in this unique program.

Why participate in the Best of the Best Leadership Program?

  • Build leadership skills
  • Develop a diverse business network
  • Meet legislative officials and become an advocate for your industry
  • Prepare for challenges facing the broadcasting industry

There is a required time commitment from both the participant and their employer. Please take a moment to review the calendar and ensure that it is compatible with your schedule. Attendance at each session-from start to finish-is mandatory!

If you are interested in expanding your leadership potential, please submit the following materials by Monday,  August 31, 2016:

  • Completed application
  • Letter of recommendation from your sponsor/employer
  • Electronic head-shot photograph
  • Copy of your resume

Click Here to download the Program

Click Here to download the Application Form

The selection committee will meet in mid-September and notifications will be made by September 15th. If selected, the application fee of $25 (small market), $50 (medium market) or $75 (large market) will be due on October 31, 2016.

If you have questions regarding the application or selection process, please contact Jonathan Williams at (804) 643-4433 x202 or email

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