Clear Channel Appoints New Market Presidents In Washington, D.C./Baltimore & Philadelphia
December 20, 2012
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has appointed new Market Presidents for its Washington, D.C./Baltimore and Philadelphia clusters. Dennis Lamme has been named Market President for D.C./Baltimore, with Richard Lewis replacing Lamme in Philadelphia.
Lamme will report to Tom Schurr, CCM+E President of Operations for its Major Markets. Lamme has been with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment for more than 15 years and joins the market from CCM+E-Philadelphia, where he has served as President/Market Manager since February 2012. He also previously held senior market leadership positions within Clear Channel in the Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Albany markets. As Market President, Lamme will be responsible for all aspects of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market’s operations including all strategies, programming and sales initiatives. He will leverage Clear Channel’s assets including its brands and audience to create new revenue opportunities. Lamme will also oversee all station activities and events, such as the recent Hot 99 FM’s Jingle Ball, to help drive sales and achieve revenue targets.
"My goal is to grow the Clear Channel Washington, D.C./Baltimore market including both our team’s capabilities as well as revenue for the cluster," said Lamme. "As Clear Channel Media and Entertainment continues to grow and change, I’m excited to continue with the company.”
"Dennis Lamme has been a great leader for both the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets which further proves he is the perfect person to take on this role," said Schurr. "His success with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has been recognized and we know he will bring his great management skills with him to lead the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market to continued success."
In Philadelphia, Lewis will also report to Schurr. In his new role as Market President, Lewis will leverage CCME+-Philadelphia’s brands, audience and all assets to provide quality programming and create new revenue opportunities. He will oversee all station activities and events to help drive sales and achieve revenue targets. Overall, Lamme will be responsible for all aspects of the market’s operations including all strategies, programming and sales initiatives.
Lewis is promoted from within CCM+E-Philadelphia, where he most recently served as VP of Sales as well as a Sales Category Captain for the Retail Category Division. He has been in the broadcast industry since 1975 and with Clear Channel since 1992. Lewis previously served as Market Manager for Clear Channel’s Harrisburg and Allentown markets, as well as holding the position in Philadelphia from 2001 through 2005.
"I am thrilled to return to the role as Market President for Philadelphia. It's such an amazing opportunity to work with some of the most talented people within Clear Channel Media and Entertainment," said Lewis. "I look forward to continuing our winning streak through audience and revenue growth."
"Richard has a proven track record of successful revenue generation in Philadelphia," said Schurr. "I am confident that Rich will lead the Philadelphia market to continued success in all aspects of our operations."