Veteran Sales Executive Takes on Midwest Region

NEW YORK, February 23, 2015 Westwood One announced that it has hired veteran sales executive Douglas Johnston as Executive Vice President, Midwest Region, in its network sales division.  Johnston will oversee revenue development and multi-platform brand integrations across all Westwood One assets, including network sales, spot sales, platform, digital, and events.  Johnston is based in Chicago and reports directly to Westwood One President Steve Shaw. 

Prior to joining Westwood One, Johnston was the SVP, Sales, Central Region, for Premiere Networks. He also served in several sales executive roles at Univision, XM Satellite Radio, CBS Radio, and Katz Media.

“We are placing powerful sales leaders in all corners of the country,” said Shaw.  “Doug is a perfect complement to our executive team and the right person to lead our Midwest sales staff.  His impressive track record in driving revenue and creating client solutions speaks for itself." 

Adds Johnston, “I am excited to work with Steve and everyone at Westwood One as they strategically leverage their unrivaled content portfolio to create custom solutions for our marketing partners.”

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