Kathy Byerly has been named Vice President/ General Manager of the Neuhoff Media-Decatur cluster. Byerly has been serving as the Associate General Manager/DOS of the five station and digital group which has earned multiple awards including its third NAB Crystal in the past year. Byerly continues a rise in the industry that started with a temporary front desk position at the Neuhoff Springfield stations, rising to local seller, local sales manager, then a jump to Decatur as AGM/DOS and now GM.
“Kathy’s promotion to GM is well-deserved and a true example of “rising through the ranks” says Neuhoff Communications President/CEO, Beth Neuhoff. “Kathy has availed herself of every opportunity to improve her skills. She is a compassionate and motivating leader. Mike and I could not be prouder to see Kathy lead this team to new heights.”
Byerly has been working with Neuhoff COO, Mike Hulvey, in managing the market in the past. This marks the third time a Neuhoff sales leader has taken the key market leadership role for Neuhoff. Byerly joins Danielle Outlaw, GM of Neuhoff Bloomington and Michelle Campbell, GM of Neuhoff Danville, in following the path to market General Manager.
“I’m thrilled to be leading a team that has proven time and again the core values of our company; Grit, Community, Innovation and Excellence” remarked Byerly. Every day we are winning for our listeners, clients, community and resetting the bar for what a local media company looks like in our local market.”
Byerly has participated in the “Rising Through the Ranks” and Mildred Carter Group Mentoring programs from the MIW’s among others. Byerly has two accomplished adult children and lives in Decatur, Illinois.
Neuhoff Media-Decatur includes NAB Crystal and Marconi Award winning WSOY-AM, WDZ-AM, WCZQ-FM, WDZQ-FM, WSOY-FM and a digital services business that includes NowDecatur.com.