This week, my Legends & Leaders guest is Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, an influential ambassador for the media community and role model for all exploring careers in media and advertising. Rahsan has built an unlikely career from his start as a biology major at Brown University; to an acting career and lead acting role in Cold Feet, one of the highest grossing films of 1999; to his position today as CEO of Mediaco Holding, the NASDAQ-listed owner of HOT97, WBLS Radio and Fairway Outdoor. Rahsan was recruited at Brown by Chicago-based Leo Burnett Agency, where he was introduced to media as a career and where he may have remained if not for his passion for acting that led to a move to New York and his introduction to opportunities in the TV industry. Once he landed in New York, his Leo Burnett credentials led him initially to a sales role at the Heritage Network and then to MTV Entertainment Networks (through an introduction by Laura Molen, today a senior NBCU executives and then a sales exec at Viacom).
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