Global Conference 2013
CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Founder, MTV
Robert Pittman is CEO of Clear Channel and a founding member of Pilot Group LLC, a private investment firm. He is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV and has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises. He also served as COO of America Online Inc. and later of AOL Time Warner. Pittman is the former chairman of the Robin Hood Foundation and still serves on that board, and is former chairman of the New York Public Theater. He also serves on the boards of the New York City Ballet, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Alliance for Lupus Research. Among many honors, Pittman has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and received the International Radio and Television Society's Gold Medal and a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award. He was recognized in Life's "Five Original Thinkers of the '80s" and Advertising Age's "50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV" and "10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture."