Entercom Announces Susan Larkin to Succeed Weezie Kramer as Chief Operating Officer
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM), a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, today announced that Chief Operating Officer, Weezie Kramer, will be retiring later this year after nearly 20 years with the Company and over 40 years in broadcast radio. The Company also announced that Kramer has been added to its Board of Directors. Entercom has named Susan Larkin, currently Market Manager for Entercom New York and Regional President overseeing other markets, as the Company’s new Chief Operating Officer, effective May 5.
Kramer will continue as Chief Operating Officer until the transition and will then serve for the remainder of the year as a Senior Executive Advisor to David Field, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, helping to spearhead a few key strategic corporate initiatives outside of the Company’s daily operations. Kramer will also work to ensure a successful transition and expand her commitments as a mentor to women in the Company, fostering their development into senior leadership roles. Larkin will assume the Chief Operating Officer position in May and will be based in Philadelphia. A search for a new Market Manager in New York City has already begun.
“Weezie has been an extraordinary, inspiring leader and a fiercely determined, tireless competitor and strategist who has built an outstanding record of success over the many years in which she has led us forward as our Chief Operating Officer,” said Field. “She set an uncompromising standard of excellence for all, both professionally and personally, driving us to be our very best while maintaining the highest ethical standards. She earned the sincere admiration, respect and affection of the entire Entercom team, and much of the industry, for her spirited leadership and decency and for being a full-throated, unapologetic champion for radio. She has been an extraordinarily successful COO and we are all immensely grateful to her. While she will be deeply missed as COO, I am thrilled that she will be joining the Entercom board where we will continue to benefit from her wisdom and guidance for years to come.”