Hugh J. Breslin, III recently retired after a 41 year TV broadcasting career, most recently in a senior management role for Nexstar Media Group, the largest TV broadcasting company in the United States. He currently does media consulting for HJB3 Media.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, of military parents, Hugh returned to the United States and graduated from ArchBishop John Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. in 1973. Continuing his studies at the University of Maryland, he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio-Television Communications.
Hugh is a past President and member of the Cumberland Valley Advertising Club and was the recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s District II Crystal Prism Award in 1985. He has held many board officer positions and is a past President of the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, currently serves on its’ Advisory Board and has been serving on its’ Board in many roles since 1984. He is a past member of the National Association of Broadcasters 100 Plus Committee and a past member of the Board of Trustees of St. Maria Goretti High School. He is a past member and committee chairman of the Greater Hagerstown Committee, a past Board member of the Maryland Delaware DC Broadcasters Association. Mr. Breslin is a past Board of Trustee of Fountain Head Country Club, a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Washington County, Inc. and is a past Chairman of the Washington County Economic Development Commission. In 2015, Mr. Breslin was one of three nominees by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for its’ business professional of the year award.
In addition to his consulting duties, Mr. Breslin is currently President of the Board of Trustees of the Fletcher Foundation, and is serving on the Finance Committee of the Meritus Medical Center. For the past 28 years, he has been an active Board Member of the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is currently Chair of the CF Foundation’s National Volunteer Leadership Committee’s Peer to Peer Fundraising Committee and is serving as a member of the CF Foundation’s National VLC’s advocacy committee.
Hugh resides in, and splits his time, between his homes in Middle River and Hagerstown, Maryland, with his wife Alice. Sons Hugh Joseph, IV, Kevin, and daughters Casey and Caitlin are higher education graduates and have given Hugh and Alice the joy of seven grandchildren.
Hugh enjoys golf, fishing and boating and following the Maryland Terrapins (a basketball season ticket holder and Terrapin Club member since Gary Williams return to College Park in 1989), the Washington Football Team and the Baltimore Orioles.