New Operational Structure Brings Together Business Operations, Research, Traffic, Affiliate Services, and Partner Relations
NEW YORK, NY – November 14, 2016 – In an effort to best align its business and operational needs, resources and internal expertise, Westwood One COO Charles Steinhauer has created a centralized operational group with changes effective immediately.
With a focus on agency response and support for cross-departmental projects and functionality, the company is integrating the Business Operations and Research Teams. This move will lead to quicker response times to client requests, an enhanced ability to focus on advertiser needs and accountability, the ability to better support its partner and producer clients’ business goals, and a renewed focus on its affiliate sales process by providing actionable information to its station partners.
As part of the restructure, Westwood One has promoted Tim Seymour to SVP, Operations. He was the company’s VP, Research. Seymour will report directly to Steinhauer and will oversee this newly formed group with the following direct reports:
- Consolidated Business Operations and Research Teams under Jennifer Baez, VP
- Traffic under Jim Maurer, SVP and Julie Kim, Sr. Director of Traffic
- Affiliates Services under Fiona Brennan, VP
- Newly created Partner Relations under Becky Bennett, Director
Steinhauer said, “We have the best personnel in the business,” says Charles Steinhauer. “Tim is the perfect choice to oversee our company operations while I focus on industry and company strategic initiatives. Finding ways to enhance the strength in our leadership team at every level allows us to optimize service for our clients and partners.”
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.