Slagle Named Graham Sr. Director, Sales

The former Dispatch Broadcast Group digital and sales executive is picked to fill the station group’s new position of senior director, brand agency and sales strategy.

Graham Media Group today named Stephanie Slagle to the newly created position of senior director, brand agency and sales strategy.

Slagle’s media career of 20-plus years has included many roles including research director, account executive, local sales manager, digital sales manager and digital director.

Slagle spent the last nine years at Dispatch Broadcast Group, acquired by Tegna in August 2019, building and managing the digital departments for WBNS-AM-FM-TV Columbus, Ohio, and the Columbus Dispatch, prior to its sale to Gatehouse Media.

In 2017, Slagle led the launch of Pixelent Digital, WBNS’s full service digital agency. Pixelent Digital offered brand strategy, digital strategy and a full suite of digital services including connected TV, programmatic targeted display, native advertising, search, social and all the elements needed to deliver the best return on investment to customers.

“We’re excited to have Stephanie join the team, said Catherine Badalamente, VP-chief innovation officer, Graham Media Group. “She’s a leader in the industry who will bring her vast knowledge and experience to our local media hubs, helping them build and execute innovative brand strategies for our valued clients.”

Slagle has a passion for mentoring talented future leaders. She helped launch and served as the president for Columbus Women in Digital where she helped many women begin their digital careers. For the last three years, Slagle has served on the board of the Local Media Association, which is dedicated to creating sustainable business models for local media companies.

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