Md. – After just a year on the
job, Michael Skarzynski has resigned as the president and CEO of Arbitron after
the board of the radio ratings firm determined that he violated an undisclosed
company policy, unrelated to its financial performance.
The company has named
board member William Kerr, the chairman and former CEO of Meredith Corp., as
The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that the resignation
is related to Skarzynski’s testimony six weeks ago before a Congressional
subcommittee, in which he answered allegations that the company’s Portable
People Meter (PPM) technology undercounts minority radio listeners.
Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), who chaired the subcommittee, said on Monday that
Skarzynski may have "intentionally misled" the panel.