Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) announced today that Mark LaNeve has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. LaNeve has served since 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of WPP’s Global Team Ford, an agency that serves as the marketing and advertising partner to Ford and Lincoln businesses globally. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Allstate Insurance Company, where he led the sales and marketing business and introduced the highly acclaimed “Mayhem” campaign.
Mr. LaNeve also served as General Manager of the Cadillac brand for General Motors. Under his leadership, Cadillac saw a renaissance and Mr. LaNeve was named “Grand Marketer of the Year” by Brandweek magazine in 2003 for his work. Before joining GM, LaNeve was CEO of Volvo Cars North America, where he helped lead a resurgence of the brand into the premium space of the US market and was heavily involved in the integration of Volvo with Ford, which purchased the brand in 1999.
“Mark LaNeve is a tremendous addition to Entercom’s Board of Directors. He has led some of America’s most iconic brands and ad campaigns. He will bring a new and fresh perspective to the Entercom board,” said Entercom President and CEO David Field.
“I am honored to join the Entercom board, serve shareholders and work with this exceptional team,” said Mark LaNeve.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.