Clear Channel Realigns Its Operating Management Team
June 11, 2012
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announces Tom Schurr as its new President of Operations for its Major Markets, and Matt Martin as its new President of Operations for its Regional Markets. Both positions will report directly to CCME Chairman/CEO John Hogan, effective immediately.
In this new position, Schurr, previously EVP of Operations for the Eastern Region Major Markets and a 30 year broadcast industry leader, will ensure that Clear Channelís major broadcast markets have a dedicated operational focus, efficient lines of communication and continue to leverage the powerful, innovative resources that make Clear Channel the leading media and entertainment company in America. Schurr began his career at Taft Broadcasting and has worked for a number of various broadcast organizations prior to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, including GreatAmerican, Citicasters and Jacor. At Clear Channel he has held leadership roles in a number of markets across the country, including Buffalo, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Louisville, Houston, Dallas, Nashville and more.
Tom McConnell, recently appointed EVP of Operations and Hartley Adkins, EVP of Operations, will now report to Schurr and assist with the seamless implementation of companywide initiatives in the Major markets.
Matt Martin, former SVP of Operations for the West Region, will assume the new role of President of Operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainmentís 123 Regional markets. In this new position, Martin will ensure that the Regional markets have a dedicated operating focus, enhanced communication and collaboration and efficient access to Clear Channelís full range of best-in-class assets and resources. Martin, with more than 15 years of sales and broadcast experience, began his radio career as a part-time sales representative while in college and worked his way through the ranks as a sales representative, sales manager, market manager and regional vice president of station clusters throughout Texas. Martin has also held the position as President and Market Manager for the San Antonio Cluster and has been with Clear Channel since 1995.
John Rohm, SVP of Operations for the Southeast Regional Markets, and two soon-to-be-named SVPs of Operations for the Regional Markets, will report to Martin.
The recent realignment also included the promotion of Tom McConnell as an EVP of Operations for the Major Markets. McConnell has been a part of the Clear Channel team since 1995 when he began his career at WHYN/Springfield, MA. McConnell worked his way up through the ranks including Market Manager and RVP in Hartford, CT, President/Market Manager of Boston and Providence, RI and his previous role as SVP of Operations for the Northeast Regional Markets.
"As a company, we put a priority on recognizing our high performers with advancement opportunities to grow and develop their careers," said Hogan. "The proven leadership, experience and performance results of Tom, Matt and Tom M. have shown that they are the perfect candidates to help continue to reinvent how our evolving markets operate. They have all earned the opportunity to grow their careers and will be an integral part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainmentís exciting future."
Schurr will be based in New York City, while Martin will remain in San Antonio.