Board of Managers

The BTC Board of Managers is comprised of eight of the top radio industry legal, business and marketing leaders.


DeAndra BarkocyBTC Director of Planning & Operations
DeAndra Barkocy
Emmis Communications

DeAndra Barkocy has progressed through many roles in her 8 years with the BTC. She manages the day to day operations, provides technical support to member stations, and acts as liaison between the customers and the BTC Board of Managers. DeAndra came to the BTC with 12 years of experience in the automotive industry in the infotainment sector. Her knowledge of the auto industry has helped the BTC better understand our customers’ requirements for quality and support.

DeAndra Barkocy graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology. She went on to pursue MS degrees in both Manufacturing Management and Operations Management from Kettering University. She volunteers yearly at the Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship and enjoys her position as “tech wizard” among her family and friends.


Andrew SutorAndrew Sutor
Entercom Communications Corp.

Andrew Sutor has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Entercom since January 2013. Since July 2014, Mr. Sutor has had oversight of Entercom’s Technical Operations Department. Mr. Sutor previously served as a Vice President of Entercom since September 2010 and Corporate Counsel since 2007.

Prior to joining Entercom in 2002, Mr. Sutor was an associate in the Business Law Department of Saul Ewing, LLP, a regional Mid-Atlantic law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sutor has a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. in both Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike DowdleMike Dowdle
Bonneville International

In March 2012, Mike Dowdle was named Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel of Bonneville International Corporation. Mike brings with him nearly thirty years of experience in the legal arena, with much of that focused on intellectual property rights and other legal issues relating to the music and media industries.

From his position as a shareholder at the law firm of Allen, Nelson, Hardy & Evans, Mike joined Non-Stop Productions, Inc. as General Counsel, and with two partners co-founded and became President & CEO of the companies at the core of the Non-Stop Music Group. In 2007, Mike and his partners sold the Non-Stop Music companies to Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., part of the Warner Music Group, and Mike became President and CEO of Warner's new worldwide production music division, now known as Warner/Chappell Production Music, Inc.
In 2008, Mike took a leave of absence from Warner/Non-Stop to accept a three-year call to serve as the President of the Micronesia Guam Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He returned from that assignment in July of 2011.

Mike graduated from the University of Utah (BA cum laude1980; JD 1983).

Married since 1978, he and his wife Gayla, have four children.

Scott EnrightScott Enright
Emmis Communications

Scott Enright is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Emmis Communications Corporation and its subsidiaries, holding similar titles for MediaCo Holding Inc. Prior to joining Emmis in October 1998, Enright was a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP and worked in the Office of Indiana’s Lt. Governor John M. Mutz.

Scott served as a member of a Working Group 5A of The Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a federal advisory committee established to provide recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He has served on the executive committee of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and is a Director of EdChoice, Inc., Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and MediaCo Holding Inc. He is a founder of the United States Knarling Association.

Scott Enright is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science and Indiana University – Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business and Maurer School of Law, with a Juris Doctorate/Masters in Business Administration.

Chris OrnelasChris Ornelas
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

Chris Ornelas is General Counsel at Beasley Media Group. The highly respected media executive most recently spent nearly a decade serving as chief operating and strategy officer of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of and providing strategic guidance to NAB’s advocacy teams in addressing the diverse legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasters today.

Before joining the NAB, Ornelas was chief counsel on communications and technology policy in NAB President/CEO and former Senator Gordon Smith’s U.S. Senate office, overseeing all matters relating to communications, media, entertainment and technology before the Senate Commerce Committee. In that role, he developed and advanced multiple legislative initiatives on a wide array of communications and technology issues and advised the Senator on legislation that included digital content protection, media ownership, spectrum allocation, broadband deployment and regulations, and telecommunications reform.

The broadcast veteran’s career also includes nearly a decade in the Washington offices of law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he represented broadcast clients on policy, regulatory and transactional matters. In this capacity, Ornelas licensed some of the first HD Radio stations in the U.S. and assisted several broadcasters with regulatory matters surrounding the transition to digital and high definition television.

Ornelas earned a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at the American University and a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia.

Sandhi KozsuchSandhi Kozsuch
Cox Media Group

Sandhi Kozsuch is Director of Mobile Broadcasting for Cox Media Group in Atlanta where he leads the company’s development of Mobile DTV, IPTV, and Digital Radio. He serves on the Board Datacastingand Executive Committee of Pearl LLC, the consortium of nine major media companies focused on the advancement of Mobile DTV and other new technologies. Additionally, he leads the development of Pearl’s IPTV efforts and is the Chairman of the Pearl Technology Committee. He serves on the board of the Broadcast Traffic Consortium (BTC), which provides new digital business opportunities for the radio industry.

Since 1995, he has worked in the Internet and Mobile fields serving as Director of Site Development for Cox Media Group Digital, Director of Digital for Cox Television, Executive Vice President – Development and Strategy for WorldNow in New York City which provides new technology, services, and consulting for major media companies, and as General Manager of Cox Interactive Media’s Charlotte studio. He was on the senior management teams to launch CMGdigital and Cox Interactive Media.

Current and past affiliations include: Board Member of the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC), Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Local Committee, member of the IAB’s Video and Interactive Television Committee, National committee member of the American Heart Association, Leadership Richmond and Leadership Kingsport graduate, committee chairman for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, committee member for the United Way, and committee chairman for the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.

Joel SuchermanJoel Sucherman

For more than 25 years Joel Sucherman has been helping to usher in the new ways we experience news and information. As NPR's Vice President for New Platform Partnerships, Sucherman guides strategy and leads the teams that build NPR's presence on voice assistants, connected cars, TVs and other emerging platforms. During his tenure he has developed a growing number of strategic partnerships and has shaped and implemented public radio's growing presence on voice-activated platforms such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana. Under Sucherman's leadership, NPR has become a preeminent brand on smart speakers, with millions of listeners each month. In his previous role as head of product, Sucherman's teams were also responsible for conceiving of, and building, NPR One, a platform that uses a combination of human curation and algorithms to provide a personalized radio news/podcast experience.

Prior to working in public radio, Sucherman helped transform USA TODAY into a multiplatform newsgathering media company. He was an early "backpack journalist" who founded the first streaming video group at USA TODAY. Sucherman has his roots in radio as a former Capitol Hill correspondent in Washington, D.C.

Karen WishartKaren Wishart
Urban One, Inc.

Karen Wishart currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer of Urban One, Inc. (formerly Radio One, Inc.) which is the largest multimedia company targeting African American and urban consumers. Her experience in media includes serving as the General Manager for the cable network start-up Revolt TV and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of TV One, a subsidiary of Urban One. Karen joined TV One from Scripps Networks, where she served as Vice President of Business Affairs.

Ms. Wishart spent the first five years of her career as an Associate Lawyer in the entertainment and administrative law division of Cassels Brock & Blackwell in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Wishart graduated cum laude from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada), with a B.A. in psychology. She earned a J.D. from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) and an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia.


DeAndra Barkocy - Emmis Communications

Andrew Sutor – Entercom Communications Corp.

Mike Dowdle - Bonneville International

Scott Enright - Emmis Communications

Chris Ornelas - Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sandhi Kozsuch - Cox Radio

Joel Sucherman - NPR

Karen Wishart – Urban One, Inc.



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