iHeartMedia announced today that Chris Jones has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for the Atlanta market, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Atlanta has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than six stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Jones will be responsible for overseeing all sales operations for the Atlanta market that delivers a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s assets, including on-air, online, social media, and live events. He will report to Justin Schaflander, Market President for iHeartMedia Atlanta.
“I am thrilled to have Chris on my team — he is a seasoned management veteran and has truly earned the opportunity to become the VP of Sales here in Atlanta,” said Schaflander. “Chris is a fantastic sales leader and I am confident that he will be an integral part of our success now and well into the future.”
Jones most recently served as the general sales manager for iHeartMedia Atlanta. He began his career at Eagle Rock Distributing and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
“Atlanta has been my home for thirty-eight years, having grown up in Lithonia, attending UGA and residing in Marietta with my beautiful bride, Shell, and my two amazing daughters, Maggie and Kate Belle,” said Jones. “I am blessed to have called Atlanta home. I love everything that is Atlanta — the energy, excitement and diversity. I am excited to lead the charge for iHeartMedia Atlanta and the incredibly talented group of sellers, support, talent, and leadership I get to work alongside.”