Cox Media Group (CMG) announced that Chief Revenue Officer Marc Morgan will retire from the company at the end of April 2012 after 28 years. Most of that time was spent in radio, although since 2009 he’s been overseeing sales opportunities and sales training for Cox’s TV, newspaper and digital properties as well.
“Marc has contributed immensely to Cox’s success over the years through his leadership in radio and now with CMG,” said Doug Franklin, CMG president. “We will miss his insights, experience and wish him well as he retires. Additionally, Marc has indicated that he intends to take on some consulting projects including working with CMG.”
For the past two years as chief revenue officer, Morgan has overseen the company’s focus on sales opportunities for its clients and sales training opportunities for all CMG businesses. Prior to his current position, Morgan served as executive vice president and chief operating officer and as a director of Cox Radio, Inc.
“After a very rewarding 28-year career with Cox, it’s time for me to throttle back and focus exclusively on the things I’m most passionate about, which is helping people do better in their lives and careers.” Morgan added. “CMG is an innovative industry leader with the best radio, television, newspapers, and direct marketing professionals in America. I know it will continue to shape the media industry, and I look forward to supporting their endeavors.”
Morgan joined Cox in 1984 as VP/GM of WCKG-FM in Chicago, where he worked until 1992 when he was named vice president and general manager of flagship WSB Radio in Atlanta until 1998. From 1996 to 1997 he served as senior vice president of Cox Radio, Inc. and from 1997 to 1999 as senior group vice president. In 1999 he was named vice president and co-chief operating officer of Cox Radio, Inc. and in 2003 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer until 2009, when he began serving in his current role.
Morgan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Board of Directors. Before joining Cox he held various sales and sales management positions with ABC Radio in both Chicago and New York.