Clear Channel Radio Announces New Brand Management Team
November 3, 2011
Clear Channel Radio continues its reorganization with the announcement of 24 appointments to its new Brand Management Team, a part of its new National Programming Platforms; and the appointment of Kelly Doherty as Director of Imaging. All positions are effective immediately.
Tom Poleman, recently appointed President of National Programing Platforms leads the division, which focuses on developing on-air and digital programming content as well as live events that will leverage Clear Channel’s 850 stations and websites and iHeartRadio for listeners, advertisers and strategic partners.
The new Brand Management Team, which consists of a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator for each format, will serve as Clear Channel’s in-house format experts. The team will help manage the Premium Choice Network. The team will also be available to consult with select stations and to assist Clear Channel’s Senior Vice Presidents of Programming as needed throughout the country, and will gather and share format-specific content, information and resources throughout the field. Other responsibilities will include the development of format-specific contest opportunities and involvement in research and major marketing initiatives executed within their respective formats. Darren Davis, SVP/GM of National Programming Platforms will lead the Brand Management Team.
"The collective expertise of this team is unmatched. I’m excited to have them play a lead role in all facets of leveraging our national on-air, digital and special event content," said Poleman.
"Our Brand Managers are an unprecedented team of the top-performing format experts chosen because of their track record of ratings success, their reputation both inside and outside of Clear Channel and feedback from managers throughout our organization. They will offer a level of expertise, experience and talent to Clear Channel that is unavailable anywhere else," adds Davis.
Brand Management Team appointments include:
Mainstream AC Brand Manager: Chris Conley Brand Coordinator: Rob Miller
Hot AC Brand Manager: Tony Coles Brand Coordinator: Brian Check
Classic Hits / Oldies Brand Manager: Bill Cahill Brand Coordinator: Keith Abrams
Mainstream CHR Brand Manager: John Ivey Brand Coordinator: Alex Tear
Country Brand Manager: Clay Hunnicutt Brand Coordinator Country: Doug Montgomery Brand Coordinator Classic Country: Chad Heritage
Active Rock / Alt Brand Manager: Brad Hardin Brand Coordinator Active: Chris Williams Brand Coordinator Alt: Julie Pilat
Classic Rock Brand Manager: Eric Wellman Brand Coordinator: Joe Bonadonna
Spanish Brand Manager: Jim Lawson
Urban / Urban AC Brand Manager: Doc Wynter Brand Coordinator Urban: Kris Kelley Brand Coordinator UAC: Derrick Brown
Talk Brand Manager: Darryl Parks Brand Coordinator: Ken Charles
Also today, Clear Channel named Kelly Doherty as Director of Imaging for the National Programming Platforms. Doherty, previously Imaging Director for KIIS, KYSR and Ryan Seacrest programming (AT40/On Air/Entertainment Edge) in Los Angeles, will expand her responsibilities and will oversee Clear Channel’s creative imaging efforts including the representation for national programming, products, promotions such as the new Artist Integration Program and large contests and events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival.