Donna Baker

With over 25 year’s expertise in leadership positions  in  advertising, marketing and media  in both New York City and Houston, Donna Baker is currently President of Clear Channel Outdoor Houston division, which operates in a 10 county area and is one of the company’s largest markets.

Ms. Baker has long been recognized as a leading professional in strategic planning, budget preparation, compensation and incentive plan development and has expertise in developing custom cross platform media sales programs.  Prior to returning to Houston, she served as President Eastern Region for Gannett Outdoor for six years and  General Manager of the Clear Channel Outdoor Mall Division in New York City for four years.

Her management and marketing skills have been used in her own firm, The Baker Advantage,   TAA Media;   and Clear Channel’s predecessor, Patrick Media Group.  Prior to joining various media companies Ms. Baker worked in several advertising and sports marketing firms in both Kansas City and Houston.

A native of Missouri, Ms. Baker attended Central Missouri State but moved to Houston in 1975.   She is active in a number of non-profit organizations including: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a donor, sponsor and committee member; the President’s Council of the Houston American Advertising Federation; the Houston Mental Health Association; the Advisory Council of Media Alliance and the Advisory Council of The Dream Fund.  She is a current member of the board of the Houston Better Business Bureau.  She is a past president of the Houston Advertising Federation.  She was recognized for achievements by past employers such as Gannett where she developed and launched new media products establishing New York City’s subway system as a viable media product.   She has also been featured in Ad’s Week Magazine’s “Women to Watch” issue.

 

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