Brett E. Jenkins is Vice President Chief Technology Officer of LIN Media. Mr. Jenkins oversees the company’s IT and engineering functions and advises the executive team on new technologies, trends and best practices for integration. He is also responsible for developing new business models across all areas of technology, including broadcast, Internet, and mobile; and maximizing the growth and efficiency of all broadcast and digital operations.
Previous to LIN Media, Mr. Jenkins served as Vice President of Technology for ION Media Networks. During his tenure, he identified new business models for mobile media and helped lead the industry’s standardization around broadcast mobile TV. Mr. Jenkins also held executive positions for Thales Broadcast & Multimedia and Thomson.
Early in his engineering career, Mr. Jenkins managed modulator and exciter technology and development for broadcast products. He was the lead US engineer in a global team responsible for the development of Digital Adaptive Precorrection technology. Thales received an Emmy award for pioneering this technology in 2003.
Mr. Jenkins currently serves on the Board of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), an international, non-profit organization that is developing voluntary standards for digital television. He also served on the External Advisory Board for the University of Massachusetts’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was a member of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.
Mr. Jenkins earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), cum laude, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University in 2005.