(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Lisa Dollinger has been promoted to chief communications officer, a new position at Clear Channel Communications. In her expanded role, she will act as chief communications strategist and spokesperson for the global media and entertainment company. Dollinger will direct corporate communications and branding, reputation and issues management, strategic positioning of the company's diverse global assets, media relations, consumer viral marketing, strategic sponsorships and employee communications. She will also work with executive management on litigation, public policy and financial communications.
"Two years ago, our company was largely misunderstood and fabrications were accepted as fact," said Mark P. Mays, president and CEO. "Through Lisa's unfailing instincts and creative leadership, our company is known today as an innovative leader and positive change agent in all of the businesses in which we operate. She's a consummate team player and a valued advisor."
Dollinger, 43, draws on more than 17 years of experience in strategic communications and marketing with a commitment to creative leadership and collaborative management. She joined Clear Channel in January 2003 as senior vice president of Marketing and Communications for the company's radio division and was named senior vice president, Corporate Communications in April 2003.
"Clear Channel employees are exceedingly talented professionals leading their businesses with fierce intelligence, creativity and passion," said Dollinger. "From music to journalism to sales, operations and beyond, their commitment is extraordinary and an inspiration. It's an honor to bring their stories to light as we work together to deliver exciting and innovative entertainment, information and advertising services to audiences around the world."
Prior to joining Clear Channel, she was a marketing and public relations strategist based in Austin, Texas. As vice president of Corporate Communications at Capstar Broadcasting Corporation, she was instrumental in building and promoting the company through its merger with Chancellor Media Corporation in 2000 (creating AMFM Inc.) and its subsequent acquisition by Clear Channel. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen