New York, NY - Oct 13, 2011 - Brian Lakamp has been named president of Clear Channel Digital, a new position. Lakamp was previously executive vice president of Digital Media at Clear Channel. Lakamp will report to John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio president and CEO.
In his new role, Lakamp will oversee the company's digital strategy, which includes iHeartRadio, as well as the infrastructure, tools and social media integration for its local stations' branded Internet properties. He will also continue to work with key partners to develop cutting-edge tools and products for all of Clear Channel's radio, media and entertainment properties.
Lakamp will also continue to work closely with Tom Poleman, Clear Channel's president of national programming platforms, Michele Laven, executive vice president of strategic partnerships and Charlie Rahilly, president of national advertising platforms.
Clear Channel has also named Pablo Calamera chief technology officer of Clear Channel Digital. Calamera formerly led the team that developed Thumplay's digital music technology as its chief technology officer.
Since November 2010, Clear Channel's digital initiatives have been led by Bob Pittman, who served as chairman of Clear Channel's Media and Entertainment Platforms. Pittman, who was recently named CEO of CC Media Holdings, will remain closely involved in the company's digital strategy.