iHeartMedia has announced today that Chris Soechtig has been named Market President for Tampa Bay, effective immediately. Soechtig will work with the programming, marketing and sales teams for radio station brands in Tampa Bay to oversee on-air and digital programming as well as create new business and revenue opportunities. He will report to Linda Byrd, President of iHeartMedia’s North Florida Region.
“I am thrilled to bring Chris home to Tampa Bay,” said Byrd. “He’s back where he started his career and now as the Market President. Chris is an amazing leader with a track record of success in every position he has held in iHeartMedia. We’re so happy to have him on the North Florida Region team.”
Soechtig is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience at iHeartMedia. He most recently served as the Market President for the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast markets. Prior to that, Soechtig held the post of Senior Vice President of Sales Operations, where he focused on the creation and management of a corporate sales operations and training platform designed to support Sales Managers and Account Executives across iHeartMedia’s over 150 markets. He previously was the Director of Sales for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay.
“I’m honored to be selected as Market President and beyond excited to return to my hometown of Tampa to lead our talented iHeartMedia team,” said Soechtig. “We have an amazing brand portfolio and a long history of success. I look forward to building on that success well into the future.”