Jeff Haley Succeeds Gary Fries At RAB
September 1, 2006 at 9:05 AM (PT)
The RAB has selected TIME WARNER SVP/Global Marketing JEFF HALEY as the new Pres. and CEO. HALEY, 45, succeeds the outgoing GARY FRIES, effective SEPTEMBER 18th. His selection comes after an extensive executive search process executed by the RAB Search Committee with the assistance of SPENCER STUART. FRIES, who announced on AUGUST 12, 2005 that he would step down this year, will remain a consultant to the RAB through a brief transition period.
Commented Chairman of the RAB Board and Search Committee and BUCKLEY RADIO COO JOSEPH BILOTTA, "JEFF is an extremely strong match with the selection criteria outlined by the RAB. He brings a long and impressive track record in sales and sales management within the media industry. In addition, JEFF also brings a clear understanding of, and expertise in, multiple media platforms -- including digital media that is critical to the RAB role. And having managed across a large and highly complex media company with a multitude of key influencers, JEFF has demonstrated a strong capacity for working with different constituencies with sometime competing agendas."
JEFF has demonstrated a strong capacity for working with different constituencies with sometime competing agendas
Said HALEY, "The RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU is a dynamic organization with a strong team in place. I'm looking forward to joining them in their efforts. Radio like all media faces great opportunities from new technology and shifting consumer habits. I'm confident the RAB will play an important role helping its member stations and their advertisers succeed in this changing environment."