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EMF Names Three To Key Roles

Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent organization of K-LOVE and Air1, has appointed three to its Executive Leadership Team.

David Pierce has been named Chief Media Officer at Educational Media Foundation. In this role, Pierce oversees content on both K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks and their accompanying music streaming platforms, as well as video streaming platform K-LOVE On Demand. He also oversees AccessMore, the ministry’s podcasting platform, as well as its publishing and film divisions. Pierce joined EMF in 1991 after an impressive career in broadcasting at both KLTY in Dallas and KSBJ in Houston, and since that time has held several leadership roles within EMF including, most recently, Chief Partnership Officer.

Matt Reynolds was named Chief Financial Officer in September 2023. He joined the organization in 2022 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility including Director of Financial Analysis and Treasury, and Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining EMF, Reynolds spent six years at Denison Ministries in Dallas serving in various leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer for the ministry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as EMF treasurer. Reynolds holds both graduate and undergraduate business degrees from Texas A&M University.

Bethany Davis has joined Educational Media Foundation as Senior Vice President of Communications, overseeing communications and marketing operations. Davis comes to EMF with 20 years of experience, including nine years as Senior Director of Communications at Brentwood-based CoreCivic, Inc. Previously, she served as Senior Manager of Public Relations with Varallo Public Relations following nine years at CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5 WTVF in Nashville. She holds a master’s degree in business from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“We are excited to expand our executive leadership team with this group of outstanding professionals,” said Todd Woods, EMF Chief Executive Officer. “The experience they bring to their respective roles, coupled with their dedication to our mission, will serve EMF well as we move forward into new seasons of growth.”

The leadership additions come as EMF continues construction on its new global headquarters in the Berry Farms community of Franklin, Tennessee, following a planned relocation from Rocklin, California. Construction is slated to be complete in the summer of 2024

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