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Roll Call: SpinMedia Group, Cumulus Media and The Center for Public Integrity

SpinMedia Group is expanding its sales and integrated marketing teams with 13 hires and promotions including the key hires of Pete Riherd from Selectable Media as vice president/western sales director and Todd Wienke from Hot Chalk as vice president/midwest sales director. As western sales director, Pete Riherd will run SpinMedia’s West Coast sales teams. Riherd brings with him 20 years of industry experience and a passion for entertainment brands. Prior to Selectable Media, Riherd worked at Entertainment Weekly where he began as a salesperson before becoming the San Francisco sales director and, ultimately, head of the company’s West Coast team. Midwest sales director, Todd Wienke, will oversee the Midwest region beyond Chicago and encompassing Texas, Minneapolis and Detroit. Wienke is a digital entertainment expert with 20 years of experience in sales and sales management. Prior to joining SpinMedia Group, he was director of corporate partnerships at HotChalk, Inc., and also helped launch Sony Digital Entertainment and Flixster. (Release)

Cumulus Media announced the appointment of Jeff Brown as senior vice president, Cumulus Corporate. Brown will be responsible for regional operations oversight in 26 Cumulus markets. Brown previously served as vice president/market manager of Cumulus’ Atlanta station cluster. Prior to joining Cumulus, Brown spent 15 years with Entercom Communications, with Market Manager posts in Boston, Portland, and Norfolk, Virginia. His appointment is effective immediately, and the nationwide search for Brown’s replacement at Cumulus’ Atlanta cluster is currently underway. (Release)

The Center for Public Integrity announced that television producer William Gray has joined the Center for Public Integrity as its Media Relations Specialist. In his new role, Gray will work to dramatically increase the visibility and impact of CPI’s investigative reporting and the journalists producing that work. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Gray comes to the Center from the public affairs network C-SPAN. Starting his broadcast television career as a C-SPAN intern, he began by working on its morning program, Washington Journal. He contributed to the networks’ 2012 Road to the White House coverage before becoming an operations producer, handling breaking news and both live and overnight coverage for each of the three C-SPAN networks. (Release)

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