Broker Glenn Serafin Passes


Well-known media broker Glenn Serafin, 69, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Tampa after suffering a massive stroke.

 Serafin served two terms as President of the National Association of Media Brokers, from 2013 to 2017.

Before forming Serafin Bros in 1993, Serafin, a New Jersey native, spent eight years specializing in domestic broadcast brokerage and finance as a Vice President of Communications Equity Associates, the international investment banking firm. While at CEA he held NASD Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.

Before joining CEA in 1985, Serafin spent 10 years in news, sales, and management at the Associated Press. He left the AP as a member of the senior management team in its broadcast division where he was responsible for its revenue and business strategy. 

After earning his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Fordham University in 1972, he spent two years in New Jersey working at the Asbury Park Press newspaper and its then co-owned radio stations WJLK-AM/FM.

Serafin was born on September 5, 1950 in Clifton, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife, Josephine, daughter Rachel, son Shane, and his wife Billie and their two children.


  1. Damn! Glenn Serafin was a client and a friend for many years. I can still hear his voice now. I am so sad reading this. I first met Glenn when he was at the AP in Washington, and our paths crossed many times over the years. What a wonderful man.


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