Audacy has named its first chief technology officer, promoting Sarah Foss to that position.

“Foss will spearhead the company’s efforts to innovate and differentiate its products and services via new technological capabilities,” it said. “She will continue to report to Rich Schmaeling, chief financial officer and executive vice president of strategic initiatives.”

Foss has been Audacy’s CIO since coming to Audacy in 2020. Before that she was senior vice president, strategic initiatives for FreeWheel Advertisers. She also has held executive roles at Imagine Communications, Yangaroo, Encompass Digital Media, VCI Solutions and Harris Corp.

She also is co-founder of Tech Bae, networking and mentoring organization for women in media and advertising.

Her job will be to manage “key technology initiatives” including software development, ad tech, business intelligence and analytics and data solutions. She also will oversee the live and on-demand audio streaming business, AmperWave, which it recently acquired from WideOrbit. The CTO role does not oversee broadcast engineering.

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