Changes In The Executive Suite At Arbitron
June 24, 2010 at 6:14 AM (PT)
ARBITRON has restructured its executive leadership team.
"Over the past several months I have made it a top priority to meet with many of our customers and other key stakeholders," said Pres./CEO WILLIAM T. KERR. "I have found that feedback invaluable and I have incorporated it into this realignment. I believe this new structure is customer-focused and collaborative -- and can help support the growth of both the radio industry and of the Company."
SEAN CREAMER takes on a newly created position of EVP/U.S. Media Services, responsible for the Company's radio and cross-platform services and operations. CREAMER will continue to lead the Finance organization while the Company initiates a search for a Chief Financial Officer.
TIM SMITH has an expanded role as EVP/Business Development and Strategy.
SCOTT HENRY has been named EVP/Technology Solutions, which integrates HENRY's current responsibilities for Information Technology with oversight of the Company's Engineering and Service Supply Chain groups
CAROL HANLEY has been named EVP/Sales and Marketing which integrates the Company's marketing initiatives into her current responsibilities for the Company's sales.
MARILOU LEGGE has been promoted to the new position of EVP/Organization Effectiveness and Corporate Communications with responsibility for the Company's talent and communications strategies.
As a result of these changes, EVP/Chief Marketing Officer ALTON L. ADAMS and EVP/Customer Solutions ROBERT F. HENRICK exit. On an interim basis, TIM SMITH will also have the Company's research department reporting to him while the Company initiates a search for a Chief Research Officer.
"I thank both BOB and ALTON for their contributions and their commitment to ARBITRON, and wish them well in their future endeavors," said KERR. "It is an exciting time at ARBITRON as we have made progress over the past several months. We look forward to an enhanced level of partnership with our customers and believe strongly that these changes have the Company well-positioned for growth and to maximize new opportunities."