As Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication at Greater Media, Heidi Raphael provides leadership overseeing all aspects of communications, branding and marketing for one of the nation’s leading broadcast companies.
Ms. Raphael has nearly 25 years of experience and leadership in the radio industry and has been recognized among the Most Influential Women in Radio by Radio Ink magazine consistently since 2006.
The Buffalo, New York native joined Greater Media in 1996 as marketing director of WRIF-FM in Detroit, Michigan.
She was subsequently promoted to director of group marketing, overseeing the combined marketing efforts for WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM and WMGC-FM in the Motor City. In January of 2005, Ms. Raphael was promoted to director of corporate communication for Greater Media, Inc., and she was later named vice president in February of 2008. In January of 2016 she was named Senior Vice President.
Ms. Raphael is also a leading voice in national radio and media issues. She is a past spokesperson of the national Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW) Radio Group, which promotes the advancement of women to senior level positions in the radio industry.
In addition, Ms. Raphael is a past elected board member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the board of directors and the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the National Library of American Broadcasting.
An avid philanthropist, Ms. Raphael serves as a member of the board of trustees of Medaille College, located in Buffalo, New York, is president of the board of directors of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and vice president of the Board of Managers of the Buffalo History Museum. In addition, she is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Advisory Board.
Ms. Raphael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.