iHeartMedia elevated the roles of three Region Presidents Brian Olson, Linda Byrd and Justin Schaflander. The goal is to align the markets in the Midwest Southeast Division to better serve partners, advertisers and the communities.
All three report to Tom McConnell – President of the Midwest Southeast Division of the iHeartMedia Markets Group.
In other changes, Florida was comprised of four regions and now has two — Central/North Florida and South Florida. Brian Olson will now become President of the South Florida Region including West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers/Naples and Punta Gorda, and will also manage day-to-day operations in the Miami market.
Olson joined iHeartMedia in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Sales in Miami. He has also been Market President in Miami and most recently held the position as President of the West Palm Beach Region.
Linda Byrd now becomes President of the Central/North Florida Region, which includes Orlando, Tampa/Sarasota, Jacksonville, Brunswick, GA and Melbourne. Byrd has been with iHeartMedia since 1982. She previously oversaw Orlando operations.
Justin Schaflander will now become President of the expanded Atlanta Region which now includes Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Columbus/Albany, Charleston, Columbia, Savannah, Myrtle Beach and Florence. Schaflander joined iHeartMedia in 2007 as Director of Sports for the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. He has overseen all business aspects of iHeartMedia’s Atlanta Region since 2014.