Introducing The 2021 State of Audio.

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David Field

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

David Field is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

Field has served as Audacy’s (then Entercom) CEO since 2002 and its President since 1998. Under his leadership, the company has evolved from 15 stations with $35 million in revenues to a multiplatform audio business with $1.5 billion in revenues, over 230 broadcast stations across 47 markets, one of the nation’s three largest podcast publishers, and a rapidly growing, integrated digital platform for consumers to discover and connect live and on-demand with the thousands of broadcast stations, top podcasts and a wide range of exclusive digital audio programming.

Prior to joining Audacy, Field was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York.

In addition to chairing the Audacy board, Field serves on the boards of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Constitution Center and The Wilderness Society. He is a former chairman of the NAB Radio Board and a former trustee of the Philadelphia Zoo and the Ad Council.

Field has received numerous civic and professional awards, including the National Association of Broadcasters’ National Radio Award in 2017. He is a three-time recipient of Institutional Investor Magazine’s “Best CEOs in America” and a two-time recipient of Radio Ink Magazine’s Radio Executive of the Year Award. In 2017, he was honored as a “Giant in Broadcasting” by the International Radio & Television Society. Field was named to Billboard’s “Power 100” list in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Field earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Amherst College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Elizabeth Bramowski

Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Elizabeth Bramowski is the Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, she oversees the Company’s corporate accounting functions, including SEC reporting, technical accounting, income taxes, and financial operations.

Bramowski joined Audacy (then Entercom) in June 2018 as Vice President of Business Operations, where she led the Company’s post-merger finance and accounting transformation activities. She was elevated to her current role in 2019. Prior to joining the company, she spent over 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC), one of the world’s largest professional services firms, where she served as a senior manager in the Assurance Practice. In that role, she oversaw global audits for several multinational public and private clients in the media and entertainment, consumer markets, industrial products and utility sectors. Additionally, Bramowski served as an SEC reporting expert in PwC’s National Office for two years.

She currently serves on the board of directors for Media Financial Management Association (MFM), a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to business and finance executives in the media industry.

Bramowski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from La Salle University and is a certified public accountant.

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Idil Cakim

Senior Vice President, Research & Insights

Idil Cakim is the Senior Vice President, Research and Insights of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Cakim leads the company’s business to business strategy and audio insights practice, with a focus on building perspectives, ideas, and client strategies.

Cakim has devised marketing and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom) in 2020, she served as Vice President of Media Analytics Consulting for Nielsen, where she led custom media analytics projects for advertisers across various sectors. Cakim played an integral role in transferring big data from metered television, digital and radio panels into meaningful business assets for brands across the U.S., Japan and China. She also supported clients in achieving their objectives by advising on advertising efficiency based on media effectiveness, optimization, and targeting exercises. Other previous roles include Vice President of Client Development for NM Incite – a Nielsen and McKinsey company – and Senior Vice President of Interactive Media for Golin.

Cakim is the author of the book “Implementing Word of Mouth Marketing: Online Strategies to Identify Influencers, Craft Stories and Draw Customers (Wiley),” as well as numerous industry briefs and articles on digital communications. She has also served as a public speaker on marketing and technology trends and has been widely quoted in trade journals and newspapers such as The New York Times, CNet News, CBS Market Watch, The Financial Times and others. In 2010, she was named Digital Communicator of the Year by PRNews. She also serves on the Ad Council’s Research Committee and is a member of the World Future Society. 

Cakim earned a Master of Arts degree in communication from the Annenberg School at University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Bryn Mawr College.

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J.D. Crowley

Chief Digital Officer

J.D. Crowley is the Chief Digital Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Crowley oversees and leads the development of strategy for the company’s digital portfolio, which includes the Audacy app, the fastest growing digital audio platform in the United States (formerly RADIO.COM) with over 1,000 stations and top podcasts. Crowley also oversees Audacy’s Podcast Network, which includes Cadence13, an industry leader in podcast creation and distribution, and Pineapple Street Studios, an award-winning, renowned independent producer of top-rated podcast content, along with Podcorn, the company’s newly acquired marketplace for brands to find and collaborate with the most relevant podcasters to create native advertising and branded content at scale. Crowley also oversees the QL Gaming Group, which includes the BetQL consumer subscription, predictive analytics, and premium sports betting content platform.

Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom), Crowley held various roles at CBS Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Digital for CBS Radio and the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media for CBS Television Distribution. He also co-founded and served as the Senior Vice President of CBS Brand Studio, an in-house digital video and branded content studio that developed, produced and distributed original content for dozens of leading national brand advertisers and streaming services, as well as many of the company’s owned and operated television brands across the entertainment, news, lifestyle, and health and wellness categories.

Previously, Crowley served as the Senior Supervising Producer at “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” first for Paramount Domestic Television, and then for CBS. He began his career as a producer at KCAL/KCBS Television in Los Angeles, and has developed and produced programming across genres from daytime talk shows to news magazines, late-night television, and reality, investigative, and live events formats.

Crowley has received multiple Emmy, Telly, Associated Press and Radio and Television News Awards. In 2010, he was named one of the “13 Under 30 Next-Generation Marketing Executives” by PromaxBDA.

Crowley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema and television and a Bachelor of Science degree in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California.

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Mike Dee

President of Sports

Mike Dee is the President of Sports of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Dee has executive oversight of the company’s sports business enterprise with a focus on the company’s relationship with its extensive portfolio of professional and collegiate teams, revenue development from national sales and marketing programs and expanded distribution through both audio and digital initiatives. Additionally, he launched and oversees Audacy Sports, a national digital and broadcast sports platform that sits atop Audacy’s deep roster of leading local sports stations and is fully integrated into the Audacy app, the fastest-growing audio platform in the U.S and the exclusive home for all Audacy content. Dee also oversees the “BetQL Network,” the home for sports betting programming heard across Audacy’s robust portfolio of sports stations

Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom) in 2017, Dee served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Padres as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. During his time with the Dolphins, he presided over many landmark events, including Super Bowl XLIV. Beginning in 2002, Dee spent eight seasons with the Boston Red Sox, the last seven as the team’s Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure with the Red Sox, the team won two World Series titles and set franchise records for attendance and revenue. He also led the effort to create Fenway Sports Management, which diversified the Red Sox’s interests into other sports including the PGA Tour, NASCAR, collegiate sports and talent representations.

Dee actively fundraises for cancer research and treatment and founded the Dolphins Cancer Challenge that has raised more than $27.5 million for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Cancer Center through cycling events. He also serves on the board of Boston’s Pan Mass Challenge, the nation’s largest athletic fundraising event, which has raised over $650 million.

Dee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and business from Franklin & Marshall College and currently serves as a member of the institution’s Leadership Council.

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Sarah Foss

Chief Information Officer

Sarah Foss is the Chief Information Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Foss provides strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, acquisition, operation and support of the Company’s enterprise technology systems and programs. She also collaborates with cross-functional executives to create a vision for how digital, data and analytics, and new technologies can help create a differentiated experience and drive efficiency in operations.

Foss is a seasoned media technology executive with over 25 years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of the media technology ecosystem. She most recently served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for FreeWheel Advertisers, a division of FreeWheel that provides a global media buying and selling platform to more than 1,200 advertising agencies around the world. Prior to that role, she was General Manager, Ad Tech for Imagine Communications, a market leader in advertising optimization and video infrastructure. She has also held various executive positions at global technology companies, including YANGAROO, Inc., Encompass Digital Media, VCI Solutions, and Harris Corporation.

Foss is also a co-founder of Tech Bae, a tech focused organization for women in the media and advertising ecosystem to connect for mentoring, networking, and community. She recently completed a decade of service to the Alliance for Women in Media in multiple board functions and is an honoree of several industry awards, including: three-time finalist for International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers’ Woman of the Year Award; Individual Leadership Award from the TV of Tomorrow’s Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television; and Woman of the Year Award – Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations from the American Business Association. She holds a patent in the ad tech space.

Foss earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Business Administration degree in management/telecommunications from Ohio University.

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Susan Larkin

Chief Operating Officer

Susan Larkin is the Chief Operating Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Larkin leads operations for the company’s entire portfolio.

Larkin is a seasoned radio executive with over 25 years of experience. She previously served as Regional President overseeing the company’s San Francisco and Sacramento markets and Market Manager for the New York market, which includes award-winning brands WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM, 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, NEW 102.7 FM, WCBS-FM 101.1, ALT 92.3 and New York’s Country 94.7. Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom) in 2017, she served as Regional Vice President at Cox Media Group, overseeing the Orlando and Jacksonville cluster of radio stations. Previous roles have included Vice President and General Manager at Cox Media Group in Orlando, General Sales Manager for ABC-Disney Radio in Minneapolis and National Sales Manager and Account Manager in Columbus, Tampa, and Syracuse.

Larkin currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) as well as member of the Board of New York Market Radio (NYMRAD). Her previous board roles have included Radio Vice Chair for Florida Association of Broadcasters, Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as President of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) in Tampa, Columbus and Minneapolis Chapters.

Larkin has been recognized as one of Radio Ink’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” as well as Radio Ink’s “Top Managers.”

Larkin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Oswego State University in New York.

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Tim Murphy

Executive Vice President of Corporate Business Development

Tim Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Business Development of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Murphy identifies and drives major growth initiatives, working closely with senior management to facilitate strategic planning and decision-making. Additionally, he drives content and distribution strategies, examines potential acquisitions and partnerships and explores new business initiatives.

Murphy joined Audacy (then Entercom) in 2008 as the General Manager at WEEI Sports Radio Network in Boston and was elevated to Vice President of Digital Strategy and Enterprise Platforms in 2011. In that role, he was responsible for deepening engagement between the company’s audience and its brands through web, mobile, social and digital platforms, which resulted in ratings growth, increased impressions and expanded ad channels.

Prior to joining the company, Murphy served as the Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Monster.com, as well as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Boston Globe Media, overseeing ad sales and marketing across traditional and digital distribution platforms. He has also held positions at BostonWorks, Titleist and Footjoy Worldwide. 

Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Hamilton College.

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Pat Paxton

Chief Programming Officer

Pat Paxton is the Chief Programming Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Paxton drives the creation of top locally curated content, including music, news, talk and sports for the company’s entire portfolio of brands nationwide. He also oversees programming focused on research across all the company’s platforms, as well as digital and social media listener engagement strategies.

Paxton joined Audacy (then Entercom) in 1999 as the Operations Manager at Star 93.7 in Boston and later held various positions in programming within the company. He was named the President of Programming in 2004 and was elevated to his current role of Chief Programming Officer in 2019. Since joining the company, Paxton has helped launch numerous stations.

Prior to joining the company, Paxton was the National Programming Director at Nationwide Communications and Adventure Communications. He was the Programming Director at now company-owned Mix 96.5 (KHMX-FM) in Houston and Mix 105.1 (WOMX-FM) in Orlando, as well as other brands in West Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa. Paxton also served as the weather anchor at KCAU-TV, an ABC affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa, and was a consultant for Houston’s Zapoleon Media Strategies.

Paxton was named to Billboard’s “Power 100” list in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Paxton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from the University of South Dakota.

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Bob Philips

Chief Revenue Officer & President of Audacy Networks

Bob Philips is the President of Audacy Networks and Multi-Market Sales at Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Philips oversees Audacy’s efforts to deliver significant revenue impact and client outcomes by focusing on growing the company’s Network and multi-market sales businesses as it continues to execute its market growth strategy.

Prior to this role, Philips served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer since 2015, where he led all aspects of revenue generation across corporate, regional and local levels and develops fully integrated, multiplatform sales solutions and breakthrough strategies to attract new revenue streams.

Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom), Philips held various roles at CBS Radio including the Chief Revenue Officer and the Senior Vice President and Director of Sales positions. He spent the majority of his career at the market level serving as the Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS Radio Baltimore and launched the successful CBS Radio sports station 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM). During his tenure there, Philips also negotiated broadcast rights with the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and University of Maryland Terrapins. Previously, he served as the Director of National Sales at Sconnix Broadcasting, and he began his career as an account executive for United Broadcasting.

Philips has been honored multiple times as one of Radio Ink Magazine’s “Best Managers in Radio.” He currently serves on the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) advisory board and is an officer for the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association. 

Philips earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College.

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Richard Schmaeling

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Richard Schmaeling is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Schmaeling oversees and manages all aspects of the company’s finances.

Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom) in 2017, Schmaeling served as the Chief Financial Officer at Travel Leaders Group, the largest travel agency company in the United States. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer at LIN Media, a local TV and digital media provider, where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s financial, accounting, tax, investor relations and compliance matters. In addition, he was actively engaged in the company’s successful integration with Media General. Schmaeling also served as the Vice President of Finance at Dow Jones, where he managed the financial planning, analysis, general accounting and transaction processing services for nine business units worldwide. During his tenure at Dow Jones, he played an instrumental role in transforming the company to provide more diversified multimedia content and information services. He also helped to facilitate its 2007 acquisition by News Corporation. Schmaeling began his career at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business advisory practice.

Schmaeling earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University and is a certified public accountant.

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Ashok Sinha

Head of Corporate Communications & PR

Ashok Sinha is the Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications & PR of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Sinha leads the communications strategy and execution across the company’s entire portfolio of assets. He oversees internal and external communications, including business and industry media relations; public relations for the company’s local radio stations and podcast networks; national event publicity; financial communications; crisis communications and corporate reputation management; and executive visibility.

Prior to joining Audacy (then Entercom), Sinha served as Vice President, Communications Lead, Technology at WarnerMedia. In this role, he headed internal and external communications strategy for WarnerMedia’s technology organization, as well as employee communications across the company’s direct-to-consumer, sales and distribution divisions. Prior to this role, Sinha was part of WarnerMedia’s corporate communications team, where he led executive communications, media relations and events, and supported various partnerships and sponsorships for brands and businesses within WarnerMedia’s portfolio including technology and innovation, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and marketing communications. He has held leadership positions in corporate communications at media, marketing and entertainment companies including Publicis Media, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Product(RED) and others.

Sinha also holds board positions at the India Center, which aims to strengthen the connection between India and the United States through the arts and public affairs, and the 4As Foundation, which endeavors to increase diversity within the advertising, media and marketing industries.

Sinha earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the California Institute of the Arts.

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Paul Suchman

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Suchman is the Chief Marketing Officer of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

Suchman joined Audacy (then Entercom) in September 2019. In his role, he oversees all aspects of Audacy’s marketing and communications discipline, stewarding the company’s brand and perspectives to every audience Audacy serves. He is responsible for building the company’s reputation and knowledge of Audacy’s capabilities with clients and agency partners, and bringing its growing portfolio of innovative audio products to market. Working closely with sales leadership, Suchman is also responsible for delivering best-in-class solutions to brands and advertisers.

Prior to joining Audacy, Suchman served as Global Chief Marketing Officer for CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm and a leading Fortune 500 company. In that role, he oversaw global brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, social media, content and research marketing and business development marketing. Suchman also previously served as Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director for BBDO Worldwide, where he directed a portfolio of global brands and helped build the agency’s global brand consultancy practice. His agency and leadership experience also include tenures at WPP’s Ogilvy New York and Los Angeles offices, Agency.com and Lippincott.

Suchman is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. 

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Andrew Sutor

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Andrew Sutor is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Audacy. Audacy is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with a leadership position in virtually every segment of the dynamic and growing audio business—including broadcasting, podcasting, digital, network, live events, music, sports and news. Audacy is also the #1 creator of original, premium audio content, engaging over 170 million consumers each month.

In this role, Sutor oversees legal and business affairs including acquisitions, corporate compliance and government relations. Sutor also has oversight of Technical Operations, Corporate Communications and Human Resources within the company.

Sutor joined Audacy (then Entercom) in 2002 as the Vice President and Corporate Counsel and was elevated to his current role as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2017. He began his career as an associate in the Business Law Department of Saul Ewing, LLP, a mid-Atlantic law firm based in Philadelphia, PA.

Sutor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Sutor also earned a Juris Doctor from Villanova University, where he was the managing editor of research for the Villanova Law Review.

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