Townsquare Media Changes: Alex Berkett Departs, Christopher Kitchen Joins As EVP/General Counsel, 3 Promoted
July 27, 2015 at 4:39 AM (PT)
ALEX BERKETT is leaving and CHRISTOPHER KITCHEN is coming aboard at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, which has announced BERKETT's departure as EVP/Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions "to pursue another opportunity at a large-capitalization diversified media company." KITCHEN, an attorney at KIRKLAND AND ELLIS LLP, is joining as EVP/General Counsel.
Also being promoted to EVP status are: CLAIRE YENICAY (MESSNER) to EVP/Investor Relations and Corporate Communications; MICHAEL JOSEPHS to EVP/Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions; and SCOTT SCHATZ to EVP/Finance, Operations & Technology.
On KITCHEN's hiring, CEO STEVEN PRICE said, “We are thrilled to have such a talented lawyer join our Company. CHRISTOPHER has worked with us since the inception of our Company, giving him insight into our operations, and will make a great addition to our senior management team."
On BERKETT's departure, PRICE said, “ALEX has been invaluable to our Company and to me during his more than five year tenure at TOWNSQUARE. We thank ALEX for his contributions and wish him well in his new position. We are also excited to announce the elevations of CLAIRE, MICHAEL and SCOTT to more senior roles within the Company. Together, these announcements position the Company well to tackle the rich opportunities in front of us, both organically and strategically.”