NORMAN PATTIZ
Chairman, Launchpad Digital Media / PodcastOne

Norman Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One which under his leadership became America’s largest radio network and provider of news, sports, entertainment, talk and traffic programming to the Broadcast Industry. Westwood One owned, managed or distributed NBC radio networks, CBS News, CNN radio, the Mutual Broadcasting System, NFL Football, NCAA Basketball, plus March Madness, The Super Bowl and both The Winter and Summer Olympic Games.

In 2010, Mr. Pattiz created Courtside Entertainment Group and most recently introduced PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales, the leader in national podcast marketing and sales.

In 2000, Mr. Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton and reappointed in 2002 by President Bush to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. The BBG oversees all US nonmilitary broadcasting services, including “The Voice of America”, “Radio Free Europe”, “Radio Liberty”, “Middle East Broadcasting” and others. He was responsible for conceiving and launching Americas Arabic language radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East plus Farsi language broadcasting to Iran reaching a weekly audience of over 40 million listeners.

In addition to his background in broadcasting, Mr. Pattiz serves as a Regent of the University of California and is the Chairman of the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations.

In 2009, Mr. Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and received the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.