WAY Media Board Chairman Neal Joseph has announced that, after an extensive national search, the board of directors has named John Scaggs as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Augsburg, who founded the organization 30 years ago with his wife, Felice. Bob is retiring from his day-to-day role to take the position of Founder / President Emeritus.
Joseph added, “Years ago, the board and the Augsburgs together mapped out a succession timeline and began praying about the successor. This included Bob and Felice, as the ministry founders, changing roles and moving back to Nashville to be close to family. We were blessed with a number of strong candidates to consider, and are thrilled to bring aboard a new leader with such a rich history both in the field of media and technology and with the organization.”
In addition to his early career as a station manager at KGNZ in Abilene, TX (while obtaining a BA from Abilene Christian University in Journalism), Scaggs has held various roles in leadership, including Administrative Vice President of Engineering at Morningstar Radio Network (which became Salem Music Networks), and various technical sales roles for Wegener, Wide Orbit, Dalet, Harmonic, and most recently, as a Vice President at Encoding.com.
Over the last five years, John has been helping top Fortune 50 media companies figure out their digital strategy and transition to cloud-based workflows for the highest revenue generating content worldwide. Scaggs has served companies like NBC Universal, Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, BBC World Service and more.