David Walls to Lead Cumulus Birmingham. Birmingham market radio pro David Walls is the new vice president and market manager for Cumulus Media's six-station operation in the Alabama city. Walls was most recently GSM and director of sales for Summit Media in Birmingham (and Cox Media before Summit acquired the stations). Cumulus SVP Jeff Brown states, "Our team in Birmingham deserves a market manager that understands the value created from high-impact coaching and positive collaboration. David has a terrific track record of doing just that in Birmingham. As a leader, he focuses on his people and his clients. This aligns perfectly with where we are taking our organization in Birmingham. We are excited for David to get connected with our talented team in the market and to get rolling."
Greater Media Gives Heidi Raphael SVP Stripes. Longtime Greater Media communications pro Heidi Raphael is promoted from her VP of corporate communications post to senior vice president of corporate communications. Raphael is a 20-year employee of Greater Media and has been a VP since 2008. Greater Media chairman and chief executive officer Peter Smyth states, "It is a privilege to be able to promote Heidi to the position of senior vice president at Greater Media. She has done an outstanding job of overseeing our corporate communication efforts. We are very fortunate to have her on our team." In addition to her work with Greater Media, Raphael is the past spokesperson and executive committee member of the Mentoring & Inspiring Women (MIW) Radio Group.