Until now, Syracuse, N.Y.-based Galaxy Media‘s public face has been Ed Levine, its President/CEO.
Now, Levine is getting a little help in the C-Suite for the company’s Central New York radio stations, as well as its events division, which this individual presently oversees.
Now serving as Galaxy’s first-ever COO is Carrie J. Wojtaszek. She’s a 10-year company veteran who has been GM of the Galaxy Events arm since 2013.
Wojtaszek will continue in that role while adding responsibility for Galaxy’s eight stations in Syracuse and five in Utica-Rome, N.Y., and Galaxy’s digital division and sports marketing organization.
“It’s hard to quantify the impact that Carrie has had on Galaxy,” said Levine. “Carrie and [Event Director] Pam Levine have built Galaxy Events from nothing to a nationally known brand. I’m excited to watch the impact that she will have in all of our divisions in the coming years.”
Wojtaszek’s appointment comes as Galaxy completes a nearly $10 million refinancing of the company, which was previously known as Galaxy Communications. “Our balance sheet has never been stronger and with the buying out of our former private equity partners, Galaxy is truly poised to become the pinnacle of a locally owned modern media company,” Levine said.
That formula goes beyond AM and FM.
“Though radio will always remain at the heart of who we are, as the media landscape has changed drastically we’ve evolved with it to meet the needs of both our listeners and our clients,” the company notes. “Galaxy Media also encompasses robust events planning, sports marketing, and digital media divisions, making it easy for businesses of all sizes to get their messaging out to a highly targeted client base.”