Joining Westwood are Stephen Gary as Director of National Sports Partnerships in Los Angeles, Gina LaBanco as Director, National Partnerships in Chicago, Wesley O’Dell as Director, National Partnerships, and Craig Rossi as VP of Spoken Word, also in Los Angeles. Rossi replaces Adam Gilbert, who left the company. Gary, LaBanco, and O’Dell are all new additions to the Westwood team.
Stephen Gary was most recently SVP, Global Sales CineTel Films. Prior to that, he worked at Hyde Park International and IM Global.
Gina LaBanco comes to Westwood One from NBC 5 Chicago, where for the past 13 years she held the position of Account Executive, responsible for the NHL, NFL, and PGA. Prior to that, she was the VP, Local Broadcast at Zenith Media and supervised the Lexus Dealer Association account, as well as being a local spot buyer for the Chicago market across TV, cable, and radio.
Wesley O’Dell joins Westwood One with 15+ years of digital sales experience, where he provided digital solutions to Fortune 500 companies on behalf of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Fox Sports, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Craig Rossi has 20 years of experience in media sales, business development, management, branding, and talent/personality integrations.