Our Team
John Sutherland, Vice President/Market Manager

John Sutherland is a longtime broadcasting and marketing professional.  He was promoted to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus’ five-station cluster in Providence, RI in 2015. Sutherland previously served the company as Vice President, Sales for Cumulus in Worcester, MA, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Visual Officer for Sutherland Marketing Group. He was also Vice President /Market Manager for Clear Channel Radio (iHeart Media) in San Jose/San Francisco. A dedicated community servant, Sutherland has also served as President of the Silicon Valley Radio Broadcasters Association and on the Board of Directors for the ALS Therapy Development Institute for many years, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to ALS Drug Discovery. He holds a B.S. degree in Communications from Ithaca College.

Holly Paras, General Sales Manager

Holly has nearly 20 years of experience in radio sales and marketing. She began her career in New York City as a account executive at Katz Radio, working with some of the largest advertising agencies in the world. Holly moved to Rhode Island fifteen years ago, and brought that high level of experience to the Ocean State. She has enjoyed applying large scale marketing knowledge to local agencies and advertisers. Holly's second greatest joy is building a successful advertising plan for a client, and then watching it go to work! Her greatest joy is watching her three teenage boys play ice hockey, lacrosse and basketball.