Katz Ups Scott Porretti, Others
May 8, 2008 at 11:57 AM (PT)
KATZ RADIO GROUP has announced a slew of promotions, starting with SCOTT PORRETTI, who is now VP/GSM of CHRISTAL RADIO. He succeeds CHRISTINE TRAVAGLINI, who has been promoted to CHRISTAL’s President. Also promoted are MICHAEL BLAUNER to VP/Dir. Sales for CHRISTAL RADIO and RICH VICENTE to NEW YORK Sales Mgr. of KATZ RADIO.
As GSM, PORRETTI will oversee CHRISTAL’s 12 offices and its sales staff; previously he was VP/Sales Mgr. for KATZ RADIO’s NEW YORK team. "Our commitment to excellence is reflected throughout the KRG workforce, with SCOTT’s elevation to GSM is a perfect example of our deep bench," KRG Pres. MARK GRAY said. "SCOTT’s done a terrific job creating long-term client relationships and working with our staff to develop the next level of talent, and I know he’s more than ready to fill CHRISTINE’s shoes."
MICHAEL BLAUNER most recently was CHRISTAL’s NEW YORK Sales Manager. while RICH VICENTE previously was Sr. Account Exec. "RICH is a great KATZ RADIO success story," KATZ RADIO Pres. CHAD BROWN said. "He started his career with KATZ RADIO eight years ago and has a proven track record of success, along with the leadership qualities to manage our biggest office. He’s a great asset to the team and I'm confidant he will continue to deliver outstanding performance in his new role."