President and CEO
Bonneville International Corporation
Jeff Simpson is President and CEO of Bonneville International Corporation, which includes Bonneville Broadcasting, operating media assets in the Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle markets. Bonneville also includes a brand and media strategy group (Bonneville Communications) as well as a media syndication group (Bonneville Distribution).
Jeff's diverse media background began in the motion picture and television business, including a stint at Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Television in the late 80's and early 90's. Jeff then founded Excel Entertainment Group, a regional media company that became one of the most successful independent music, film, and video distributors in the West, including being named a top 10 independent distributor by Nielsen EDI.
After his company was acquired by Deseret Book Company, Jeff worked as their Executive Vice President and COO. He was instrumental in expanding their electronic publishing line as well as charting several books and music products on the New York Times and Billboard best-selling lists.
He has recently served on several boards, including the United Way of Salt Lake, the Radio Advertising Bureau, Western Petroleum, Boy Scouts of America, and MSTV, a national TV technical standards board.
Jeff and his wife Karen, have three children and live in Salt Lake City, Utah.