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KATV-TV general manager Mark Rose
to kick off R-TV speakers series Feb. 17-18
Mark Rose, senior vice president and general manager of KATV-TV (Channel
7) in Little Rock, will be the first Arkansas State University alumnus
to kick off the inaugural Radio-Television Alumni
Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17-18. Rose, a Jonesboro native, is a 1986
graduate of ASU.
The series is designed to invite distinguished alumni of ASU’s
radio-television program to return to campus to share experiences with
students and interact with faculty over a two-day period.
In addition to Rose, other professionals scheduled to return to campus
include Paul Lovelace, founder and president of CDX, a Nashville,
Tenn.-based company that provides new single record releases to country
music radio stations, and Nancy Everitt, founder, president, and chief
executive officer of HEOPS, Inc., in Nashville. HEOPS provides
departmental outsourcing/insourcing solutions and strategic support to
healthcare billing, recoveries, managed care, network development and
healthcare back office support services.
Prior to his promotion at KATV, Rose served in a variety of positions in
his 22-year career, including senior vice president and station manager
in 2008-09. For 11 years, he served as director of sales and marketing
for KATV and the Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (1997-2008), local
sales manager for three years (1995-97), national sales manager for
three years (1993-95), and local account executive for seven years
Rose began his television career at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro in 1982, while
attending Arkansas State. He worked as a studio camera operator, board
operator, technical director for all newscasts, commercial producer, and
director until his graduation. He received his degree in
radio-television with an emphasis in TV sales and management.
Rose has served on several boards, including the Arkansas Broadcasters
Association, Arkansas Advertising Federation, AD2Advertising Federation,
and ABC Sales Advisory Board. He served as president of the last three
of those organizations. Currently, he serves as a Better business Bureau
Board member and participated in the Leadership Greater Little Rock
program. Rose was also named in the Arkansas Business “40 under 40.”
He is the son of the late John Rose, who was head coach of the Arkansas
State University men’s basketball and track and field teams from 1969 to
1976. He and wife Delena have twin sons, James and Matthew.
For more information on the Professional-in-Residence series, contact
Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi, chair,
Department of Radio-Television, ext. 3070.
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