Clear Channel Appoints Three Group Presidents

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc., San Antonio, has appointed three new group presidents for its MidWest, South and West Regions, completing an organization structure that includes the company’s existing East Division.

The new group presidents are: Michelle Costa, leading the South Region; Rod Firestone, leading the Midwest Region; Greg McGrath, leading the West Region. The three join Tim Stauning, group president – East Region, to complete CCO’s regional team leadership.

“With our new structure in place, Clear Channel Outdoor has deployed the strongest leadership team in the Outdoor industry,” says Ron Cooper, CEO, Clear Channel Outdoor – Americas. “Each of these executives has vast outdoor industry experience, strong leadership capabilities and their own unique style and approach which they will bring to their new roles and to the executive team. Having this best-in-class leadership in place ensures we will deliver on our long-term growth strategy.”

Costa, South Region, who brings over 21 years of Outdoor experience to her new role, was recently president of CCO’s Houston Division for the past 14 years. She will continue to be based in the Houston area.

Firestone, Midwest Region, has 28 years of outdoor experience, including his role as president of the Jacksonville Division for the past 12 years, and a track record in markets including Jacksonville, Orlando, Atlanta and Pennsylvania. He will relocate to Phoenix.

McGrath, West Region, contributes over 30 years of outdoor experience, including the last eight years as president of CCO’s Southern California Division. He will continue to be based in Southern California.

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