Jeffrey Smulyan born 6 April 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana is the founder and CEO of Emmis Communications.
He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Southern California.
In the early 1990s Smulyan was an owner of the Seattle Mariners. In 2005, Smulyan was in the running to purchase the Washington Nationals baseball team. The bid was unsuccessful.
Helped to draft Ken Griffey Jr.
Is on the Board of Directors of USC (40 member board) Is on the Law School Council of USC (12 member board)