Indianapolis…David Newcomer, currently Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) Vice President of Finance and Controller of Emmis’ Radio Division, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer of Emmis effective immediately.
Walter Z. Berger, who has served as Emmis’ CFO since 1999, notified the company that he will be leaving in January.
The company, which will engage a firm to conduct an extensive national search, expects an orderly transition of duties.
Newcomer, 44, joined Emmis in 1988 and has served as VP/Finance for the past seven years, with duties including corporate finance, investor relations and most recently radio division controller. Before joining Emmis, Newcomer, a graduate of Butler University, worked at the accounting firm of Katz Sapper Miller.
“Dave’s experience with our radio group and the respect he has earned from those who work with him and for him will ensure that we won’t miss a beat,” Emmis President & CEO Jeff Smulyan. “Walter has done tremendous work for Emmis. We thank him for his years of service.”
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