|—||Steven B. Dodge grew ARS from a start-up into the fourth-largest radio company in the United States. In 1988, he founded Atlantic Radio, L.P., the forerunner to ARS. Previously, Dodge served as chairman and CEO of American Cablesystems Corporation, a cable television company he founded in 1978.|
Steve B. Dodge is the chairman and chief executive officer of American Tower Corporation. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the company is the leading independent owner and operator of more than 14,000 broadcast and wireless communications towers in the United States and Mexico.
Established in 1995, American Tower owns, manages, develops, and leases wireless and broadcast communications sites. Today, American Tower has evolved into a full-service solutions provider, offering a wide range of products and services, including radio frequency engineering and fixed network design, site development, management and leasing to construction, and components manufacturing and site monitoring.
Steven B. Dodge has always had an interest in landscape design and architecture. He, therefore, decided to form his own development company, Windover Development LLC (www.windoverllc.com), in 2003.
Dodge started his career as a VP at Bank of Boston. As a vice president, Steven B. Dodge was in charge of commercial lending for motion pictures and cable television projects. Dodge found that he got the most enjoyment from projects that gave him the opportunity to explore his own interests and take a meaningful leadership role.
In 1978 Steven B. Dodge left Bank of Boston to start his own company, American CableSystems Corporation. American CableSystems grew quickly under Dodge’s leadership. Soon it became one of the nation’s top 20 cable television companies. The company was sold to Continental in 1988 for $450 million.
American Tower, formerly a subsidiary of ARS, was left as an independent company after the merger, so Dodge began to build this organization. Today it is recognized as the world’s leading owner and operator of communications towers. He left the company in 2003 to form Windover Development LLC.
Steven B. Dodge spends his free time focusing on land conservation, the environment, minority education, and philanthropy.