JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Learfield Communications, Inc., a diverse media enterprise with presence in 40 states, promoted three individuals to senior leadership positions in its Missouri headquarters as announced today by President and CEO Greg Brown.
In Learfield’s content area, Aaron Worsham will assume the title of senior vice president of affiliate relations and operations. He previously was serving as a vice president and has been with Learfield since 1999. Additionally, Tom Boman has been promoted to vice president of broadcast operations, having served as broadcast manager since joining Learfield in 2006. Prior to that, he was a producer with the Dodgers Radio Network and FOX Sports Radio in Los Angeles. Worsham and Boman manage the company’s sports operations division, which oversees all aspects related to broadcast talent and station relationships for Learfield Sports’ 50 radio networks as part of its exclusive multimedia rights partnerships with renowned university athletic programs. Learfield Sports delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations each year.
In Learfield’s accounting operation, Jennifer Heim has been promoted from corporate controller to vice president, corporate controller. Heim, reporting to Learfield CFO Matt Hupfeld, joined the company in June 2012 from POET Biorefining, where she was controller. Before that, she was financial manager for Brookstone. Heim, a CPA, also was senior auditor for KPMG in St. Louis and for Williams-Keepers in Columbia, Mo. She received both her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri.
“Both Aaron and Tom have exhibited outstanding leadership and execution skills throughout their tenure at Learfield Sports and have taken our industry-leading audio business to great heights,” said Joe Ferreira, Learfield’s senior vice president and chief content officer. “Producing and managing thousands of broadcasts annually for our 50+ networks, key flagship and affiliate partners and digital distribution networks is a daunting task and these well-deserved promotions reflect growth and success in all areas.”
“Jennifer is a true professional who has proven to be an excellent asset to Learfield,” said Hupfeld. “She is well deserving of assuming the vice president role and know she will continue to do an outstanding job as the company heads into 2014.”
Learfield Communications was founded in 1972. In addition to Learfield Sports, the company also owns Learfield News, its operating unit that provides quality state news and agriculture programming to hundreds of radio stations throughout America’s Heartland. To learn more, visit www.learfieldsports.com.