Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. appointed Carlos A. San Jose as its market president for Chicago, the company announced on Monday. The Chicago unit is the company's third-largest operation.
Mr. San Jose will serve with Clear Channel Outdoor's senior management team and will direct all aspects of branch operations, including finance, operations, real estate, public affairs, marketing and sales.
"We're committed to having the best talent strategically leading our team and our out-of-home media investments, while also serving as our ambassador to all of Chicago's community stakeholders," Suzanne Grimes, president and COO, Clear Channel Outdoor–North America, said in a news release. "Carlos is a savvy and well-respected media executive who will undoubtedly enhance the business contribution we make in this remarkable city."
Mr. San Jose's responsibilities include forecasting revenue growth, developing business strategies and developing relationships with advertisers and ad agencies. He will report directly to Clear Channel Outdoor's senior regional president, Gene Leehan.
Mr. San Jose brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience in both Spanish and English-language media to his new role. Most recently, he was senior vice president and general manager of Telemundo ZGS Group in Orlando, Fla. Before that, he served as senior vice president and general manager for Univision Television Group Chicago.
"I am looking forward to bringing the full breadth of my media experience in television and radio to bear on this exciting opportunity," Mr. San Jose said in the release. "With digital enhancements and the impact of the mobile connected consumer, out-of-home is moving from one of the oldest mediums to one of the most exciting new options for advertisers."
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies.
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