Dec. 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today announced plans to appoint
Sean R. Creamer
, 48, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective
, 2013. Upon his appointment, Mr. Creamer will succeed
William T. Kerr
, 71, who has announced his intention to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer on
January 1, 2013
"The Board of Directors and I are very pleased to welcome Sean as President and CEO of Arbitron," said
, Chairman of Arbitron's Board of Directors. "Sean is a seasoned media and marketing executive with years of leadership experience at Arbitron. We would like to thank
on behalf of everyone at Arbitron for his many contributions to the company as President and CEO."
said: "An important priority throughout my three-year tenure as Arbitron CEO has been to build a strong team of senior executives. In his time as Chief Operating Officer, as head of U.S Media Services and as CFO, Sean has consistently demonstrated he possesses the skills, temperament and vision necessary to lead Arbitron."
Mr. Kerr will continue to serve on the Arbitron Board of Directors.
About Sean Creamer
has been Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, since
, responsible for Arbitron core businesses—ratings, qualitative, and software—and for the execution of the Company's global cross-platform, digital, and mobile growth strategies.
Mr. Creamer was appointed to the Arbitron Board of Directors in
, Sean was named Executive Vice President, U.S. Media Services, responsible for the Company's radio and cross-platform services and operations.
Sean joined Arbitron in
as Executive Vice President, Finance and Planning. In
, he was named Chief Financial Officer and maintained that responsibility through
and, on an interim basis, from
Prior to joining Arbitron, Sean was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Laureate Education, Inc., then a NASDAQ-listed company.