CCKA adds five


Clear Channel Katz Advantage (CCKA) announced the addition of five new executives. This latest group of new hires will add to the marketing staffs in Chicago and LA, as well as CCKA’s new office in San Francisco.

Byron Best joins CCKA from Muse Communications, where he served as Director of New Business. Pamela Bodden, a former Katz employee, returns as Manager, Marketing Advantage, for CCKA’s Los Angeles office. Prior to her return, Bodden was a Senior Account Manager with Clear Channel’s 92.3 KHHT in Los Angeles. Abbe Cherkaoui is returning to the U.S. from Paris, after spending five years as head of her own company, the International Sales Strategy Group. Christy Flynn will become a Director, Marketing Advantage, in Los Angeles. Having previously held positions with Katz, Flynn returns after serving as Director of New Business Development with Interep. Heidi Kolasinski comes to CCKA as Director, Marketing Advantage, Chicago. She most recently served as Account Director/Major Accounts with Aquent, where she worked on accounts such as Kraft, ConAgra and Discover.