Entercom Communications announced todaythe appointment of John Graefe as the company’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for delivering a broad range of IT Initiatives to support the company.
Graefe, who has been the Vice President of IT will continue to lead the team of employees overseeing Entercom’s IT infrastructure, as well as its’ strategy and partnerships. He is a tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and its’ application in driving business objectives. In this new role he will take over responsibilities for the company’s analytics and business intelligence initiatives. Graefe has been at Entercom for more than 12 years, during which time he has held increasingly responsible roles.
Graefe led Entercom to being named to Information Week’s top 500 technology innovators in 2012 and 2013. He will report to Steve Fisher, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer.
“John has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing our IT organization while continuing to position IT as a strategic asset and business driver. I am confident that, as CIO, he will continue to advance Entercom strategic platforms and strategies,” said Steve Fisher, EVP/CFO.
Graefe added, “I am excited for the opportunity to continue leading the IT team at Entercom and further advancing our initiatives inanalytics and business intelligence. This will continue to enhance Entercom’s position as a leading broadcasting and marketing solutions company.”
Graefe joined Entercom in 2002 as the director of Corporate Information Technology. Prior to joining Entercom, he held IT leadership roles with Exelon, a national energy provider, and Bechtel, a global engineering and project management company.