Our Team


Jeffrey Schmidt, Vice President/Market Manager

Jeff was the very first Market Manager hired by Cumulus when the company began in 1997. A 27-year veteran in the radio industry, Jeff has been “on the air” in markets large and small and has been a successful seller, sales manager and now Market Manager.  During his tenure with Cumulus, Jeff has been recognized both internally and externally for outstanding achievements and performances, including being named a finalist for the 2000 “Market Manager of the Year” by Radio Ink Magazine, and recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Cumulus in 2003. Jeff’s professional passion is in strategic brand development by helping local businesses achieve recognition as a “great” local brand and sharing that expertise and creativity with his team of talented brand managers and sales strategists. Jeff is Chairman of the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, President of Oshkosh Convention Center Inc., and a Board Member for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. 

Candace Straebel, Director of Sales

Candy has more than 20 years experience in sales & marketing within the Broadcast Industry. As Director of Sales for our Cumulus stations, her focus is to assist Account Executives and their clients in developing and implementing strategic brand identity solutions and results-oriented market planning. Her extensive portfolio includes small business ownership which gives her a unique perspective on business client needs and an experienced approach to setting goals and planning for success and growth.