iHeartMedia Elevates Brian Olson, Linda Byrd And Justin Schaflander In Midwest-Southeast Division
August 3, 2016 at 7:24 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has elevated the roles of Region Presidents BRIAN OLSON, LINDA BYRD, and JUSTIN SCHAFLANDER to align the markets within the MIDWEST SOUTHEAST Division to better serve the needs of partners, advertisers, and the communities it serves. All three Region Presidents will continue to report to Pres./MIDWEST SOUTHEAST Division TOM MCCONNELL. Effective immediately, FLORIDA, formerly organized into four regions, will now be comprised of two regions – CENTRAL/NORTH FLORIDA and SOUTH FLORIDA.
BRIAN OLSON will become President of the SOUTH FLORIDA Region, including WEST PALM BEACH, FORT PIERCE, MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE, FORT MYERS/NAPLES, and PUNTA GORDA. He will also manage day-to-day operations in the MIAMI market. iHEARTMEDIA/MIAMI Pres./Market Mgr LONNY ANGER departs in the process.
LINDA BYRD will become President of the CENTRAL/NORTH FLORIDA Region, which includes ORLANDO, TAMPA/SARASOTA, JACKSONVILLE, BRUNSWICK, GA and MELBOURNE.
JUSTIN SCHAFLANDER will become President of the expanded ATLANTA Region which now includes ATLANTA, AUGUSTA, MACON, COLUMBUS/ALBANY, CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA, SAVANNAH, MYRTLE BEACH and FLORENCE.
“Under the leadership of BRIAN, LINDA and JUSTIN, this new organization will allow us to better align our regions' assets and resources to improve the listener experience and client results,” said MCCONNELL. “All three of these Region Presidents are proven leaders and have winning track records for driving ratings and revenue, and I’m excited to see all of them take these regions to the next level.”