The EVP/Strategic Partnerships is now the President of Partnerships and Local Activation. She’ll report to Tim Castelli, President/National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships at CCME. She will create strategic alliances and marketing programs with key distribution and content partners, while expanding the capacity of Clear Channel’s local market sales organizations to develop multi-market revenue opportunities.
Said CCME CEO Bob Pittman: “Clear Channel is built on our strong relationships with listeners, advertisers and partners — both on the local and national level. We have the unparalleled ability to connect artists with their fans and brands with their consumers, and in her new role Michele is going to use her expertise to help national partners build an even closer relationship with their consumers at the local level.” Prior to joining CC eight years ago, Laven served as president and chief operating officer of New Times Media.