Scott Wells Named New @YourOAAA Chairman

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Scott Wells, the CEO of both Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) and its Americas subsidiary, is taking on the role as chair of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the leading trade group representing the entire out of home advertising industry. 

Scott succeeds Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising Company, as chairman of the OAAA’s board. Sean has held the chairmanship post since May 2017. He will remain on the board as Ex-Officio Chair.

As CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest OOH media companies, he oversees operations in 23 countries. He was elevated to that post in January 2022. A member of the Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings board, he also serves as the CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he leads all aspects of the company’s U.S. operations in 44 of the top 50 DMAs. He added the Americas duties in March 2015. He has been on the OAAA’s board of directors since 2015.

In addition to Wells’ announcement, the OAAA named five new members to its board of directors. The full slate of the OAAA’s newly-elected board members is:

  • Ari Buchalter, CEO, Place Exchange
  • Bill Lodzinski, President & CEO, WV Outdoor
  • Michael Provenzano, CEO & Co-Founder, Vistar Media
  • Nathan Young, President, YESCO Outdoor Media
  • Rod Rackley, President, OOH Division, Circle Graphics

OAAA’s Board of Directors is comprised of OOH media company executives representing all facets of the OOH industry, including billboard, street furniture, transit, and place-based companies. The Board is the governing body of OAAA which represents 800+ media companies, advertisers, agencies, ad-tech providers, and suppliers.

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