Columbia, MD - Dec 13, 2012 - The Board of Directors of Arbitron announced plans to appoint Sean R. Creamer president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Upon his appointment, Creamer will succeed William T. Kerr, who has announced his intention to retire as president and chief executive officer. Kerr will continue to serve on the Arbitron Board of Directors.
Sean Creamer has been executive vice president, chief operating officer, since August 2011, responsible for Arbitron core businesses -- ratings, qualitative, and software -- and for the execution of the company's global cross-platform, digital, and mobile growth strategies. Creamer was appointed to the Arbitron Board of Directors in August 2012. In June 2010, he was named executive vice president, U.S. media services, responsible for the company's radio and cross-platform services and operations.
Creamer joined Arbitron in September 2005 as executive vice president, finance and planning. In November 2005, he was named chief financial officer and maintained that responsibility through March 2011 and, on an interim basis, from May 2012 through August 2012.
Prior to joining Arbitron, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Laureate Education.