Westwood One has hired Rafe Damico and Payton Raymond as senior vice presidents of national sales for the East Coast and West Coast, respectively.
These newly created roles involve managing sales operations for their regions — Damico is based in New York City and Raymond is based in San Francisco. They will also work with the complete Westwood One platform, including the Westwood One network and Rdio.
“We are extremely excited to have these two exceptional sellers join our team,” said Cumulus Senior Vice President Dave Milner. “They both come with impeccable reputations and skill sets that will help us to develop strong partnership with key agencies and clients.”
Damico comes to Westwood One from the Beasley Media Group, where he was VP of strategic partnerships. Before that, he was an account executive with WPVI(TV) in Philadelphia and at CBS Sports Radio’s WIP(AM) in Philadelphia. He began his career in local sales for Greater Media.
Raymond was previously director of national and regional sales for Entercom Communications in San Francisco. Prior to that, he held sales manager positions with iHeartRadio in San Francisco. He has had a 15-year career in the industry.