Regional President, Clear Channel Outdoor-Northern California
As Regional President of Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO)-Northern California, Bob Schmitt has direct responsibility for San Francisco and Sacramento markets. He oversees all sales, real estate, public affairs, operations and finance across the region. Schmitt was President and General Manager for Clear Channel Outdoor-San Francisco before his promotion to Regional President in 2016. With his broad experience across multiple industries, Schmitt is driving the company’s transformation by leading its strategic growth and operational excellence initiatives.
Schmitt has nearly 20 years’ experience in the out-of-home (OOH) industry. Prior to joining CCO, Schmitt spent 12 successful years with CBS Outdoor where he was ultimately promoted to Regional Vice President, Displays Division on the West Coast. Before entering the OOH industry, Schmitt worked for over 12 years with Otis Elevator, a division of United Technologies, in multiple cities across the Southwest in sales leadership, sales training and executive management positions.
Schmitt has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an M.B.A from Purdue University.
Schmitt serves as a board member for the following civic and community groups: Bay Area Council, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and the leadership committee for the Bay Area Ad Council. Schmitt currently resides in Kensington, California.