Emmis Promotes Patrick Walsh To President/COO, Ryan Hornaday To EVP/CFO
July 27, 2015 at 1:20 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CORP. has upped EVP/CFO/COO PATRICK WALSH to Pres./COO and has also upped SVP/Finance and Treasurer RYAN HORNADAY to EVP/CFO. JEFF SMULYAN remains Chairman of the Board and CEO. The company has also upped CHRISTOPHER RICKENBACH to VP of Finance/Assistant Treasurer. The new appointments are effective AUGUST 1st.
SMULYAN said, “We have an outstanding team of senior leaders at EMMIS. These moves are a natural evolution in our leadership process, allowing RYAN to take on additional responsibility for leading our finance team thereby enabling PAT to build on his impressive track record operating our business. We’re blessed to have a great team that makes such a difference in our performance and ability to innovate on behalf of EMMIS and our industries.”
WALSH said, “RYAN is one of the most talented finance executives I’ve encountered in my career and I’m thrilled to see him take on the CFO role. In my new role, I look forward to working with my colleagues at EMMIS and throughout the radio industry to find innovative ways to deliver growth in the coming years.”
HORNADAY said, “Throughout my 16 years at EMMIS, I have been impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit that permeates all levels of this organization. I am excited about the opportunity to join the executive ranks at EMMIS and help deliver long-term value for our shareholders and employees.”