SVP/GM Interactive Tom Bender To Retire From Greater Media
June 9, 2016 at 8:35 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA INTERACTIVE SVP/GM TOM BENDER will be retiring from the company at the end of JUNE after nearly three decades of service.
“I am grateful to PETER SMYTH for allowing me to lead our digital initiative for the past six years as we worked to conquer the digital challenges to radio,” said BENDER. “He has been a friend as well as a great boss. I was privileged to work in my hometown with a wonderful group of people who created WCSX and built upon the 45 year heritage of WRIF, where I began my career. GREATER MEDIA is an extraordinary company and I thank them for a creative and innovative culture in which to work. Now it’s time for a new chapter in my life!”
“Tom has been a great friend who has played a major role in the success of our Detroit market as well as the overall company,” said GREATER MEDIA Chairman/CEO PETER SMYTH. “We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of his radio legacy. We wish Tom the very best in his retirement.”
BENDER was named SVP/GM of GREATER MEDIA INTERACTIVE in NOVEMBER 2007. In his role, he was in charge of spearheading GREATER MEDIA’s interactive efforts as well as building company-wide systems and resources. Prior to that, BENDER served as Regional GM of GREATER MEDIA’s DETROIT-based operation since November of 1986, where he was responsible for creating one of the first “Classic Rock” stations in AMERICA, WCSX.