Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA, and President, Westwood One
Suzanne Grimes is Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA, and President, Westwood One. She oversees marketing strategy, branding, national events, integrated solutions, and data and insights for CUMULUS MEDIA, which includes 428 radio stations across 89 markets, and leads Westwood One, the nation’s largest audio broadcast network, home to premium sports, music, and talk content including the NFL, the Olympics and the Academy of Country Music Awards. Ms. Grimes’ recent innovations and launches include the audio industry’s first nationwide ROI guarantee; expansion of content to digital platforms including Amazon Alexa and Google Home; and creation of Westwood One Podcast Network, home to The Ben Shapiro Show, Last Day, and Talk is Jericho, among many others. Prior to CUMULUS MEDIA, Ms. Grimes was President and Chief Operating Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor at iHeartMedia Inc., where she led that billion-dollar organization’s transformation to embrace new mobile, wireless, and digital out of home technologies. Earlier, she served as President of the US Lifestyle division at Reader’s Digest Association (now Trusted Media Brands) where she oversaw brands including Allrecipes.com and Every Day with Rachael Ray, and as Senior Vice President for TV Guide, then the largest selling weekly magazine in the country. She is perhaps best known for her tenure at Condé Nast, where she was Senior Vice President of the Condé Nast Media Group, Vice President and Publisher of Glamour, Publisher of Allure, and Publisher of Women’s Sports and Fitness. Ms. Grimes serves on the board of the Radio Advertising Bureau and is actively involved with the Georgetown University Entertainment and Media Alliance. She lives in Westchester with her husband Dave and their five children and Bernese Mountain Dog, Lulu.