He joined iHM Chicago in 2014 as General Sales Manager after serving three years as a Senior Account Executive at WUSN-FM and Local Sales Manager at WBBM-AM in Chicago. He also spent seven years as an Account Executive for iHeartMedia San Diego. Prior to his career in media, Kelly worked as an Athlete Manager for Imani Sports representing professional athletes with an emphasis on basketball and football.
"Joel is a highly talented leader with a skill set unrivaled in the industry," said iHeartMedia Chicago Region President Matt Scarano. "His passion, tenacity and management style make him a key contributor to the success of our iHeartMedia team."
"Joel's promotion is a representation of his hard work, ability to serve our clients and talent for motivating and leading staff all while meeting the needs of the Chicago Region," added iHM Chicago Region Senior VP/Sales Jerry Schnacke. "He has an established track record of producing success and we are very excited for his expanded role on our team."
"We have a great team here at iHeartMedia Chicago, and I am honored to have the opportunity to play an increased role for such a world-class company," said Kelly. "This promotion is an exciting yet challenging new chapter for my career and I can't wait to see how it evolves."