David Field is President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia-based Entercom Communications Corp., the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., and a member of the New York Stock Exchange. In February 2017, Entercom announced a merger with CBS Radio that will make it the second-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., with a footprint of highly popular station brands and personalities in almost all top 50 U.S. markets. Entercom will be the country’s leading provider of live, original, local audio content and one of the strongest local media and entertainment companies whose assets will include leading positions in news, sports, music, digital and events.
Since the industry’s partial deregulation in the mid-1990’s, Entercom has grown from 15 stations with roughly $35 million in revenues into one of the industry’s largest and consistently best performing companies. Post-merger, Entercom will have over 240 stations and roughly $1.6 billion in revenues.
Prior to becoming Entercom’s President in 1998, Field served in a number of positions with the company, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Entercom, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.
Currently, Field serves on the boards of directors of Entercom, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Constitution Center, and The Wilderness Society, and on the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. Between 2005 and 2007, Field was Chairman of the Radio Board of the National Association of Broadcasters. He is a former trustee of the Philadelphia Zoo and the Ad Council.
Field has been recognized for multiple awards for his leadership and his community service. He is a recipient of Radio Ink Magazine’s Radio Executive of the Year award and has been named to Institutional Investor magazine’s list of the Best CEOs in America three times.
Field holds a B.A. in economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.