Robert W. Pittman
CEO and Chairman – iHeartMedia, Inc.
Robert W. Pittman is a founding member of Pilot Group, LLC. Mr. Pittman was formerly Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner. Mr. Pittman has played a key role in two major industry revolutions. Until 2001, he served as President and COO of America Online, which emerged as a mass-market consumer medium during his tenure. In 1981, Mr. Pittman, co-founder of MTV, led the team that created the MTV cable network. He later became CEO of MTV Networks where he oversaw the growth of MTV, the re-launch of Nickelodeon, the launch of Nick at Nite, VH1, and the expansion of the company into international markets. MTV Networks became the first profitable cable networks’ group during his tenure. Mr. Pittman began his career at age 15 as a radio announcer in his native Mississippi and later successfully programmed radio stations in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and NBC Radio’s flagship station, WNBC in New York City. Mr. Pittman currently serves on the boards of New York City Ballet, The Public Theater, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NYU Medical School Foundation, Alliance for Lupus Research, Trinity School and the Robin Hood Foundation, where he is currently chairman. Despite trying for three years, Pittman never earned a college degree.