iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region announced today that Steve Vicenteno has been named Vice President of Automotive, effective immediately. The iHeartMedia Chicago Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, New Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Vice President of Automotive, Vicenteno will be responsible for overseeing automotive sales opportunities for the Chicago region that deliver a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events. He will report to Adam Kurtz, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region.
“Steve has a successful results-driven track record,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region. “His automotive sales management expertise will be a tremendous asset to our region.”
“We are extremely excited to bring Steve to iHeartMedia,” said Kurtz. “His stellar reputation and wealth of media and auto experience will be a benefit to our team as well as our clients.”
Most recently, Vicenteno served as Sales Director for Chicago Tribune Media Group where he held various sales and account management positions during his tenure with the company. A Chicago native, he also previously worked at CareerBuilder and Hoy Publishing in media sales before joining the Chicago Tribune Media Group in 2012. He is graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
“I’m really excited to join the team at iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region,” said Vicenteno. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to bring my media and auto sales experience to such a reputable and vibrant organization. I’m ready to get started!”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.