Happy Highways to Robert Campbell and Tom Sirmon
Congrats Lamar Veteran Leaders
Happy Highways to Robert Campbell, Atlantic Regional Manager, and Tom Sirmon, Gulf Coast Regional Manager, who collectively have been with Lamar Advertising for more than 90 years, each announced just before Easter that they would be retiring this summer. (For context, Lamar
Advertising has 7 regional managers who oversee our 155+ billboard offices)
Robert Campbell joined Lamar in 1972 as a posting manager in Mobile. After stints as a sales manager and general manager, Robert was appointed regional manager in 1983. Over the next nearly 40 years, Robert oversaw the integration of numerous meaningful acquisitions and hired and trained dozens of managers, including three of our current regional managers. He has served on the national legislative committee for the OAAA for two decades and, in 2007, he was inducted into the OAAA Hall of Fame.
Tom Sirmon has been with Lamar for 42 years, starting in a sales position in 1979. During his career, Tom has held just about every job there is to do at the company. He quickly moved up the ladder from sales manager (Mobile) to general manager (Augusta) to territory manager (Gulf Coast) and ultimately to regional manager, where he has overseen offices from Ohio south to Florida and Virginia west to Louisiana over the past three decades.