Saga COO Warren Lada To Retire & Join Board; Chris Forgy Rises To SVP/Operations
Saga Communications has announced the Chief Operating Officer Warren Lada will retire from his current position at the end of June 2018 and join the company’s Board of Directors. Saga has also announced that Chris Forgy is being promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Operations.
Lada has been with Saga since 1991 first as General Manager of 102.1 WAQY Springfield MA before eventually rising to his current position. Forgy served as Director of Sales for the company’s Columbus OH cluster from 1995-2006 before returning in 2011 as President/General Manager of that group.
Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE American: SGA) announced today the increase of its number of Board members to seven and the appointment of Warren Lada to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. As was previously announced Mr. Lada is retiring from his position as Chief Operating Officer at the end of June, 2018.
Mr. Lada began his broadcast career in 1976 and served in various capacities for several broadcast companies before joining Saga in 1991 where he initially served as General Manager of WAQY, Rock 102 in Springfield, MA. Mr. Lada held several positions during his 27 years with the Company, ultimately serving as Chief Operating Officer until his retirement.
Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE American: SGA) today reported that Chris Forgy is being promoted to the new position of Senior Vice President/Operations. Mr. Forgy joined the Company in 1995 and served as Director of Sales for the Company’s radio stations in Columbus, OH until 2006. He left the Company from 2006 to 2011 to serve as General Manager of radio clusters for other broadcast companies. Mr. Forgy rejoined the Company as President and General Manager of our Columbus market where he has served until being promoted to his new position.
Edward K. Christian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saga Communications, Inc. said, “Chris is a world class broadcaster whose contributions to Saga will be very important and strategic as he joins us in the corporate office.”
Chris Forgy said, “I have always dreamed of having this opportunity and am looking forward to working directly with Ed as well as with Saga’s great team of broadcasters who I have had the honor to work with and alongside of for the past 20 years.”