iHeartMedia Announces Key Promotions And Additions To Its Washington, D.C.-Based Government Affairs Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2024 – iHeartMedia announced today that David Pigue has been named Senior Director/Policy Counsel and Sophia Gonzalez has been named Manager of Government Affairs, effective immediately. Additionally, iHeart’s Government Affairs DC-based office has elevated Jessica Marventano and Sara Morris to Executive Vice President and Vice President of Government Affairs, respectively. 

Pigue joins iHeartMedia following seven years advising U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) on technology, telecommunications, consumer protection, finance, banking, budget, tax, health care and judiciary policy issues. Gonzalez most recently served as Deputy Director of Scheduling and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Georgia). Both Pigue and Gonzalez will report to Marventano.

“David and Sophia together bring a wealth of experience in areas of key importance to iHeartMedia that will be of tremendous value to iHeart’s work in Washington on behalf of our more than 860 local radio stations as well as the company’s industry-leading digital and podcasting platforms,” said Marventano. 

“Our company is deeply appreciative of iHeartMedia’s Government Affairs team and their hard work on behalf of our company as well as on issues of critical importance to the broadcast radio industry,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. “I congratulate Jessica and Sara on their promotions, and welcome David and Sophia to the iHeart team.”

Jessica Marventano has led iHeartMedia’s Government Affairs team since 2002 and serves on the Board of the National Association of Broadcasters. Sara Morris joined iHeart in 2015 after three decades in various Hill, federal agency and private sector roles. 

Pigue held multiple roles on Senator Sullivan’s staff, culminating as Counsel to the Senator, and has experience in transportation law and regulation, having served in the Office of General Counsel in the Department of Transportation. A native of Alabama, Pigue worked as a summer associate at the Birmingham-based law firm of Bachus, Brom and Taylor LLC and was a Market Analyst at First Advisor’s Capital, Inc, also in Birmingham. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. 

Gonzalez, a Georgia native, previously served Mr. Ossoff in a variety of campaign positions and has worked in the offices of Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). She is a graduate of Georgia College – Milledgeville.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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