DuJuan McCoy is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating from Ben Davis High School in 1985.
He continued his studies in the city, graduating from Butler University in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales. He began his television career soon thereafter as an Account Executive for WTTV in Indianapolis. Over the past 30+ years, he has amassed a great career growing small, medium, and large market television stations into revenue winners while significantly improving the companies’ profitability and community involvement.
His experience includes 13 years of television sales management, 10 as Vice President/General Sales Manager or Director of Sales in market sizes ranging from #105 to #10. He has worked with small, medium, and large ownership groups in different regions of the country, including Capitol Broadcasting, River City Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcasting, and Fox Television Stations Group. Over this period, he has successfully managed revenue budgets ranging from $4 million to over $130 million annually.
This diverse experience has given Mr. McCoy a keen understanding of how to capitalize on each market’s unique characteristics, and how to effectively navigate and implement “change management” that works. To hone his management and leadership skills and to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an owner of television stations, Mr. McCoy entered the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT) in September 2007. The NAB BLT program is an exclusive, 10-month, executive-style MBA program for tenured broadcast executives who have shown a track record of success.
The extensive program teaches all aspects of how to buy and sell broadcast properties, including critical business elements that may not be directly taught or learned while working in broadcasting: constructing a proper business plan, determining the structure of your company, raising capital, understanding the different levels of financing, performing proper due diligence, comprehending accounting and finance, navigating the regulatory process with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and determining valuations of media properties.
Founded by Ms. Diane Sutter, BLT is the nation’s most recognized program for aspiring TV entrepreneurs. Mr. McCoy completed the program in June of 2008. Since then, Mr. McCoy has been a sponsor of the BLT program, a member of the BLT selection committee, a regular Faculty member, an Associate Dean, and a regular contributor to the program.
In December 2007, Mr. McCoy founded and became the Owner, President, and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC. In January 2008, while still a BLT participant, his company agreed to purchase seven TV stations from Sage Broadcasting Corp (KXVA-Fox Abilene, KIDY-Fox San Angelo, KIDZ-MyNet Abilene and 4 Class A Stations in Abilene.) With this purchase, Mr. McCoy and Bayou City Broadcasting earned the distinction of being the only African American company to own and or operate a Fox affiliate in the United States, and purportedly the first African American to own and operate a major affiliate in the state of Texas.
Since his first acquisition in 2007,
· In December of 2012, Bayou City Broadcasting divested San Angelo and Abilene stations to London Broadcasting.
· In January 2015, Bayou City Broadcasting purchased WEVV-CBS and WEEV-LD Fox in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. McCoy became the only African American to own a CBS affiliate in the nation.
· In January 2017, Bayou City Broadcasting purchased KADN-FOX and KLAF-NBC, and MyNet in Lafayette, Louisiana.
· In July 2019, after Bayou City Broadcasting’s divestiture to Allen Media Group, Mr. McCoy founded Circle City Broadcasting to continue to purchase and operate broadcast TV stations in America.
· On September 19, 2019, Circle City Broadcasting purchased WISH-CW and WNDY-MyNet in his hometown of Indianapolis from NEXSTAR Broadcasting, Inc.
· November 2020 McCoy announced a partnership with Cox Media Group to launch a National News Network- Multicultural News Network (MNN) live from Indianapolis, IN.
Miriam Acevedo Davis
Miriam Acevedo Davis is the President & CEO of La Plaza, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides essential health, social services, and workforce development programs for Latino families and education programs for Latino youth to prepare them for academic success, college, and careers.
In 2004, Ms. Acevedo Davis oversaw the merger of the Hispanic Education Center, El Centro Hispano, FIESTA Indianápolis, and La Plaza. For the past two decades, as the metropolitan population of Latinos has risen by 480%, she has built La Plaza to be the trusted and reliable leader in the provision of critical services and programs for Latino youth and families. This trust is borne from her commitment to excellence, accountability, and impact.
Ms. Acevedo Davis has more than 40 years of experience as an executive, consultant, and volunteer. As a prominent leader and voice of the Latino community, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that opportunities for Latino youth and families are equitable and accessible. Under her leadership, La Plaza has served tens of thousands of individuals. She has overseen the development of critical and impactful programs that increase graduation rates, college attendance and persistence, and employment opportunities for Latinos.
With a spirit of collaboration and service to the greater community, Ms. Acevedo Davis currently serves on the following boards or committees: The Mind Trust, the Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund, Monarca Academy, IU Health Health Equity Advocacy and Leadership Coalition, and Far Eastside Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Ms. Acevedo Davis was a recipient of the 2009 Indiana Commission for Women Torchbearer Award, 2015 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, 2016 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, 2017 IUPUI Office for Women Pacesetter Award and 2021 Excellence Award from ILI, and the 2022 Conexion Five for 500 Vision Award from the Indy Chamber.