Longtime Phoenix businessman, entrepreneur, sports fan, and civic leader.
A pictorial celebration of a life that touched so many for 85 years.
Stevie Eller Dance Theater
In 2003 the University of Arizona’ dance program was blessed by the completion of the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Karl and Stevie donated a major portion toward the building of the 29,000 square foot complex [...]
OAAA Lifetime Achievement
In September 2001, the Outdoor Advertising Association presented Karl with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This very prestigious award is presented at the discretion of the OAAA Board of Directors and honors individuals who have made [...]
In 2001, Karl and Stevie were honored as “Arizona Historymakers” by the Historical League of Arizona. The program honors outstanding Arizonans who have distinguished themselves with noted achievements in diverse areas as well as community [...]
Eller Media to Clear Channel
In 1997 Karl sold Eller Media Company to Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio. The name stays the same until 2001 when it officially changes to Clear Channel Outdoor. Karl remains President/CEO until he retires [...]
Eller Media Company
In 1995 Patrick Media was acquired by Eller Media and Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners. The name changes to Eller Media Company. Karl is Chairman/CEO and continues to build an outdoor advertising giant.
In 1992 Karl started back in the outdoor advertising business by purchasing 300 outdoor bulletins from Gannett Outdoor in the Phoenix market. Eller Media was started and from here he went on to build a [...]