The Major Markets Operating Group will consist of four divisions under leaders who will report directly to Bob Pittman, Clear Channel’s Chairman and CEO. Each will be in positions where they can make the greatest impact on operations and future growth in the company’s leading broadcast and revenue-generating markets, and better and more quickly serve the individual communities in which Clear Channel operates.
According to CCM+E, this more aligned operational management team will provide enhanced communication, collaboration and more efficient access to Clear Channel’s full range of multi-platform assets – including broadcast, digital and events, as well as overall company resources including research, revenue management, strategic analysis, corporate strategy and business affairs -- for the leaders of the individual markets and their advertising partners.
Effective Friday, the Major Markets Operating Group will consist of four divisions led by
- Hartley Adkins, Executive Vice President
- Tom McConnell, Executive Vice President
- Kelly Kibler, Senior Vice President
- Greg Ashlock, formerly President of Clear Channel Los Angeles, who will now expand his responsibilities as President of Clear Channel Southern California.
Pittman continued, “It’s critical that we are able to coordinate and integrate our resources faster and more responsively. With our new Major Markets Operating Group, we will accelerate our decision-making, increase our flexibility and improve results, as well as increase the empowerment and accountability of our individual market leaders. We’re pleased to expand the responsibilities of these four strong leaders within Clear Channel.”
The company also announced today that Tom Schurr, President of Operations for Major Markets, has left the company.
“During his tenure with us, Tom played a big role in Clear Channel becoming the media and entertainment leader it is today,” said Pittman. “I know all of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment joins me in thanking Tom for the many contributions he’s made to our company.”