ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has appointed Stanley Hubbard, Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, to its board of directors.
"Stan embodies the values of selfless service, courage, integrity and patriotism we stand for in the Foundation," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "We'll rely on his leadership in business and the community to help us create more nationwide awareness and support for our education, outreach and recognition programs."
Hubbard, a broadcast pioneer, was called the "father of satellite broadcasting" by Broadcast & Cable magazine. He and his family created the world's first satellite newsgathering organization. Along with DIRECTV, Hubbard's U.S. Satellite Broadcasting established the Digital Satellite System. DSS became the first high-powered digital broadcast system in the world.
"I was humbled to be asked to join the Medal of Honor Foundation," said Hubbard. "I have the highest respect for America's military, veterans and especially our truest heroes, the Recipients of the Medal of Honor. It will be my honor to serve with them."
Col. (retired) Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient and Foundation co-chairman, is excited about Hubbard joining the Foundation. "Stan will bring the same cutting-edge drive that has made Hubbard Broadcasting an industry leader for 80 years to his support of us Recipients and our Foundation programs," Jacobs said. "Stan is a great patriot and leader and the 75 living Recipients of the Medal of Honor are proud to have him on the Foundation board."
Hubbard is a charter member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters' highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.
Hubbard Broadcasting owns 13 television stations serving Minnesota, New Mexico and New York. The company also owns 46 radio stations in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoenix, Cincinnati and St. Louis. In the cable network arena, Hubbard Broadcasting owns REELZCHANNEL-TV About Movies and is the controlling shareholder of Ovation TV.
Hubbard was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and is a Lifetime Trustee of the University of Minnesota. He serves on the executive committees of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Intrepid Foundation.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by the Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients, to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal, to promote patriotism and love of country, and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 75 living Recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal. Through character development, scholarship and citizen recognition programs based on the values embodied in the Medal — courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism — the Foundation teaches all citizens that they can make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation also supports the important work of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Tax ID #25-1828488, the Foundation carries a rating of 4/4 stars for fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's premiere nonprofit evaluator.
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SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation