Clear Channel Radio Solidifies Executive Hierarchy
August 18, 2008 at 1:52 PM (PT)
Now a private entity, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO has solidified its executive hierarchy, giving extensions to EVAN HARRISON, SUSAN KARIS, MARK KOPELMAN, GENE ROMANO, TOM SCHURR and GEORGE TOULAS, promoting HARRISON, KOPELMAN, ROMANO and TOULAS to newly created positions that will give each of these executives expanded roles with the company.
On the operations side, Regional SVP MARK KOPELMAN and CLEAR CHANNEL/MIAMI Pres./Market Manager GEORGE TOULAS are promoted to EVPO of mid-major markets. They join TOM SCHURR and SUSAN KARIS, who now lead major markets in the eastern and western regions, respectively.
On the development side, EVAN HARRISON has been promoted to President of CLEAR CHANNEL’s Online Music & Radio unit; he remains an EVP of CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO. GENE ROMANO is upped from SVP to EVP/Programming
"The talent and commitment of our senior management team continues to drive CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO’s industry leadership and success," CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO Pres./CEO JOHN HOGAN. "These individuals are key members of our executive management team, and have helped build our audiences while turning competing technologies into collaborators. They will continue to push our outstanding content deeper into our current digital platforms as well as new ones.
"These individuals, along with our full management team, are helping to change the face of radio," he continued. "These promotions and contract extensions reflect the hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm that make the CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO team the strongest and most innovative group in radio."