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President & Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor
Suzanne Grimes is leading the transformation of Clear Channel Outdoor North America into a dynamic media business that fully recognizes the potential of integrated digital and mobile marketing opportunities in out-of-home across the US and Canada. Suzanne heads the North American Executive Committee and is a member of Clear Channel Outdoor’s Global Leadership Group.
A highly regarded media executive with 25 years of industry experience, Suzanne brings a distinguished record of building and transforming leading businesses and brands. Suzanne previously served as President of the U.S. Lifestyle Communities group at Reader’s Digest Association, where she reshaped a multi-platform portfolio of assets including allrecipes.com, Every Day with Rachael Ray and the Taste of Home family of brands. She also led the Reader’s Digest business units in Canada and India, and served on the Reader’s Digest Association Executive Committee.
Prior to Reader’s Digest, Suzanne spent a decade at Condé Nast, where she led the corporate sales team responsible for advertising sales across a portfolio of 30 powerful consumer magazine brands and related digital businesses. Earlier at Condé Nast, she served as vice president and publisher of Women’s Sports & Fitness, Allure and Glamour magazines. Before Condé Nast, Suzanne served at News Corp as senior vice president and publisher of TV Guide, expanding their local advertising proposition to attract sophisticated national advertising partners. She also sat on the Executive Committee that transformed TV Guide magazine into a multi-platform resource for consumers.
Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). Suzanne has been the recipient of a number of industry accolades including AdAge’s Women to Watch, Folio 500: Brightest Lights, and Irish American Business 100.