Audacy's CMO Began His Career in Advertising With an 18-Month Surf Odyssey

Paul Suchman opted for the corporate ladder, but hasn't left the ocean behind

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Before he became chief marketing officer of radio and podcast network Audacy, Paul Suchman was torn between two worlds: a major in integrated marketing at the University of Southern California and a minor in ocean sciences driven by a fascination with sharks.

Deep down, his plan was to graduate, attend the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and become an oceanographer. After graduating, Suchman took what was supposed to be a three-month surfing trip in Australia.



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This story first appeared in the Aug. 8, 2022, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.