iHeartMedia announced today that Adam Kurtz has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for the Chicago Region, effective immediately. The iHeartMedia Chicago Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, New Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Kurtz will be responsible for all sales operations for the region that delivers a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events. He will report to Matt Scarano, President of the Chicago Region for iHeartMedia.
“Adam is a dynamic leader with an unparalleled skill set that makes him the perfect choice to lead our sales team,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region. “Adam is a proven winner with an amazing track record. His wealth of knowledge, passion and superior business acumen will serve him well in his new role.”
Kurtz joined iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region in 2001 and steadily progressed from one of the top account executives to Local Sales Manager and General Sales Manager before his promotion to Vice President of Sales in 2015. Kurtz is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington.
“I am extremely excited to lead such a talented sales team and continue representing the very best media and entertainment brands in Chicago and across the country,” said Kurtz.
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.