Alexander “Sandy” Brown assumed duties as Chief Operating Officer for Rural Media Group in October, 2017. Brown is an accomplished executive with a proven track record leading sports media and entertainment companies, bringing more than 25 years of executive management experience with him when he joined the company. He previously held numerous executive management roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE World Sports, President of Sports for Univision Communications Inc., Managing Director at ESPN Asia and ESPN STAR Sports, President and CEO of CNBC Asia, and President and CEO of Petry Media Corporation. As Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Brown will lead the company’s operating businesses worldwide, focusing on the RMG brand family, which includes RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM.
“Sandy Brown is a tremendous addition to our senior management team,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President of Rural Media Group, Inc., upon announcing Brown’s hiring. “His vast experience in national advertising sales and existing relationships with key distributors will certainly add value to both RFD-TV and our new venture, The Cowboy Channel. RMG’s operations in Nashville will also benefit daily with Sandy’s leadership, as will our efforts to now expand all our interests digitally on an international basis. I see Sandy as contributing heavily to helping our networks finally reach their full potential.”
Brown reports to Gottsch and serves as a part of the senior leadership team.
“Rural Media Group is the unequivocal leader in covering the issues that affect our farming and ranching community, for no other network connects with this critical segment of our country in the manner that RMG does,” said Brown, upon joining RMG. “I am thrilled to be joining the group at a time when rural America’s interests have never been more important.”
Brown earned a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He is a past board member of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters of Asia, the Economic Development Board of Singapore, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, and the Sentosa Development Corporation of Singapore.