Monday, July 10, 2017

Entercom Reveals Post-CBS Merger Management Team

Longtime CBS manager Scott Herman will not be a part of the newly formed management structure after Entercom completes the merger with CBS Radio.

Scott Herman
CEO David Field today sent a memo to staff. In it, he gave the first glimpse of the senior managment team. He called the initial list "a work in progress" and expects to announced further appointments in the coming weeks.

Field also gave acknowleged that Herman will be moving on.  CEO David Field said, “I want to add a special word of recognition to Scott Herman, who has done a terrific job over so many years in various leadership roles at CBS, culminating in his current position as Chief Operating Officer. While we are disappointed that Scott will be moving on to pursue other personal and professional endeavors, we greatly respect his outstanding leadership contributions to the organization. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Here is the initial list in alphabetical order:
  • JD Crowley, Executive Vice President of Digital
  • Mike Dee, President of Sports
  • Michael Doyle, Regional President and President of Sales Operations
  • Ruth Gaviria, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Weezie Kramer, Chief Operating Officer
  • Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President of Programming
  • Pat Paxton, President of Programming
  • Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Rich Schmaeling, Chief Financial Officer
  • Andrew Sutor, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Field explained both Pat Paxton and Chris Oliviero will both have key senior leadership roles in the new Company. “Pat will serve as our President of Programming and Chris will serve as our EVP of Programming after the transaction closes. Both will report to me and serve on the Company’s senior management committee. While Pat will oversee the music brands and Chris will oversee the news/talk/sports brands, they will be working collaboratively, along with the programming team across the country to ensure that we continue to develop outstanding brands with the best personalities and content for our listeners nationwide."

Field further stated "We are committed to making Entercom the clear number one at delivering outstanding programming, ratings and listener engagement across all of our various platforms.”

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