88Nine Radio Milwaukee has hired entertainment management executive Kevin Sucher as its new executive director, the station announced Thursday.
Sucher started in the role this week and will overlap with outgoing CEO Glenn Kleiman, who announced in October his plans to step down from the role this spring.
Sucher has run Sucher Entertainment, a management, production and consulting agency, since 2008, working with artists such as R&B singer Eric Benet and the vocal group The Tenors, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also worked as CEO of Truth Records, an artist management company with a record label and music publishing arm.
“The organization’s commitment — especially at this critical time — to creating a more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee by connecting us through music is something I’m incredibly passionate about,” Sucher said in a press release.
Sucher also leads The Docksiders, a yacht rock band.
“While rooted in Milwaukee, Kevin brings connections and innovative ideas drawn from his national music industry experience,” Radio Milwaukee Board President Juli Kaufmann said in the release. “He is an inclusive leader who brings fresh perspective to enhance our already exceptional team. We are thrilled to advance our mission under Kevin’s leadership.”