New York, NY - Jun 11, 2012 - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has appointed Tom Schurr as its new president of operations for its major markets, and Matt Martin as its new president of operations for its regional markets. Both positions will report directly to John Hogan, chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
In this new position, Schurr, previously executive vice president of operations for the eastern region major markets and a 30-year broadcast industry leader, will guide Clear Channel's major market operational focus. Schurr began his career at Taft Broadcasting and has worked for a number of various broadcast organizations prior to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, including Great American, Citicasters and Jacor. At Clear Channel he has held leadership roles in a number of markets across the country, including Buffalo, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Louisville, Houston, Dallas, Nashville and more.
Tom McConnell, recently appointed executive vice president of operations and Hartley Adkins, executive vice president of operations, will now report to Schurr.
Matt Martin, former senior vice president of operations for the west region, will assume the new role of president of operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's 123 regional markets. In this new position, Martin will steer the regional markets dedicated operating focus. Martin, with more than 15 years of sales and broadcast experience, began his radio career as a part-time sales representative while in college and worked his way through the ranks as a sales representative, sales manager, market manager and regional vice president of station clusters throughout Texas. Martin has also held the position as president and market manager for the San Antonio Cluster and has been with Clear Channel since 1995.
John Rohm, senior vice president of operations for the southeast regional markets, and two soon-to-be-named senior vice presidents of operations for the regional markets, will report to Martin.
The recent realignment also included the promotion of Tom McConnell as an executive vice president of operations for the major markets. McConnell has been a part of the Clear Channel team since 1995 when he began his career at WHYN in Springfield, MA. McConnell worked his way up through the ranks including market manager and regional vice president in Hartford, CT, president and market manager of Boston and Providence, RI, and his previous role as senior vice president of operations for the northeast regional markets.
Tom Schurr will be based in New York City; Matt Martin will remain in San Antonio.