Pittsburgh-based Sheridan Broadcasting Corp. has promoted Leroy Jones Jr., to president of Sheridan Radio and Digital Division, Sheridan Chief Operating Officer Ron Davenport Jr. Jones had served as the company’s vice president of digital strategy since June 2017.
In the press release, Jones said, “SBC has a rich history and amazing brands, and I look forward to being a vital team member by equipping this company to compete throughout the remainder of this century.”
According to the press release, Jones’ new role will include “developing new digital, video, mobile and social media content,” as well as “cultivating e-commerce consumer revenue strategies” and “launching new business partnerships.”
“Leroy is committed to serving as the guiding force behind our new digital video and audio platform, which will include independently and originally created content for Sheridan. Additionally, he will be helping us explore possible joint ventures and partnerships, and maximize relationships with our sponsor brands and listening and viewing audiences,” Davenport said in the announcement.
Jones is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He also graduated from Howard University School of Law, which launched a 25-year career in Washington. Jones worked as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and then went on to serve in the administration of President Bill Clinton as a political appointee at the White House.
Founded in 1972, SBC is a black-owned broadcaster with a foot in local and network radio; the company owns WIGO(AM) in Atlanta.