LEXINGTON, Ky., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viamedia, a leading provider of advertising sales services to video service operators, is proud to announce that Tim Heagy, Vice President / General Manager for Viamedia Chicago, has been elected to a one year position as a member of the Board of Directors with the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. As member of the Board, Mr. Heagy will help guide the Better Business Bureau in its mission of advancing marketplace trust and promoting ethical business practices.
"We are very pleased to have Tim with his extensive business knowledge and experience on our Board," said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. "His experience in working with companies and individuals will greatly assist us in creating a community of trustworthy businesses that both consumers and businesses throughout northern Illinois can rely on."
Mr. Heagy's career spans almost 25 years in the television industry, beginning as an intern for WGN television in 1986. He started his career with Continental Cablevision in Quincy, IL and was promoted to General Sales Manager over Southern Illinois between 1992 through 2000.
In 2000, He was promoted to Area Sales Manager for the Chicago North Region of Comcast Cable. In his nine years managing advertising sales for Comcast in Chicago, Mr. Heagy lead the nation with the highest billing local sales team for Comcast between 2005 through 2009. In September of 2009, Mr. Heagy accepted the position as Vice President General Manager of Viamedia, a multi media advertising company that oversees the advertising for 2 of the 3 cable companies in Chicago (WOW and RCN).
Mr. Heagy stated: "I'm honored to be selected by the Better Business Bureau to help it assist both consumers and businesses as a member of its Board of Directors." He noted that, "Ethical business operations has always been the highest priority in my business. I'm pleased I can take lessons I've learned to continue to help others in the northern Illinois business arena."
Headquartered in Lexington, KY, Viamedia is a leading provider of outsourced local advertising sales services. The company specializes in selling DMA-based advertising to local, regional and national advertisers on behalf of U.S. cable and telecommunications service providers, utility companies and municipalities. For more information on Viamedia, visit www.viamediatv.com.