Persons by NewsInc


By NewsInc

  • Publication Date: 2009-11-23
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance

Book Summary

Executive suite: At The McClatchy Co.'s four smaller California papers -- the Modesto Bee, the Fresno Bee, the Merced Sun-Star and The Tribune of San Luis Obispo -- Walt Kletke has been named regional vice president of finance; previously, he was chief financial officer of the Modesto paper, a job he'd held for 22 years. Earlier, Kletke had worked at McClatchy corporate in Sacramento. In Modesto and Merced, Laurie Dugo has been named controller; she is a 10-year veteran of the Bee. ... At Creative Loafing Inc. of Tampa (publisher of the alternative weeklies, the Chicago Reader, the Washington Paper, et al.), Marty Petty has been named chief executive officer. Most recently, Petty was the publisher of the St. Petersburg Times, a job she held for five years. Before that, Petty was the Times' executive vice president for four years. Earlier, Petty was publisher of Connecticut's Hartford Courant, a paper she joined in 1983 as managing editor. Earlier still, she was a photographer and design expert at the Kansas City Star and Times. ... At Sun-Times Media LLC of Chicago, John Barron has been named group publisher and senior vice president for news and editorial; he remains publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Pioneer Press group of weeklies (jobs he has held since February and September, respectively). Barron has been general manager, executive editor, editor-in-chief, executive managing editor, features editor and reporter at The Sun-Times and earlier was with Crain's Chicago Business, Crain's Detroit Business and Detroit Monthly. Fred Lebolt has been named senior vice president for news operations; previously, he was president and publisher of the company's suburban news divisions and publisher of the SouthtownStar. Lebolt has been with Sun-Times since 1994, serving in a variety of new media and editorial capacities. Earlier, he was managing editor of the Financial Post of Canada. Jerry Alger has been named publisher of the SouthtownStar; he remains vice president of advertising for the south region, a job he's held since March. Earlier, Alger was vice president of business operations at Fox Valley Publications and before that he was the publisher of the Naperville Sun. Robert Wall has been named publisher of Sun-Times Media's west region; he remains vice president of advertising for the west region. Earlier, Wall had been ad director and publisher of the Courier News in Elgin. Wall started his career as a reporter at the Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., and later became an ad sales rep at The News-Sun of Waukegan, Ill. ... At ImpreMedia of New York City (El Diario La Prensa of New York City, La Opinin of Los Angeles), Olga Casabona has been named vice president of audience and market insights; previously, she was corporate research director, a job she'd held since 2007. Earlier, Casabona was market research manager and before that was senior market research analyst at La Opinin. Before entering the newspaper business in 2003, Casabona had a six-year career with McKinsey & Co. and Accenture. ... Publishers: At The Tennessean in Nashville, Carol Hudler has been named president and publisher; she remains president of Gannett's South Newspaper Group, a role she's held since 2008. Previously, Hudler was president and publisher of The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., a job she'd held since 2000. Hudler has been with Gannett since 1988 and earlier was publisher of Georgia's Macon Telegraph and served as an ad executive at The Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn., and papers in California and Missouri. Hudler replaces Ellen Leifeld, who is retiring. Leifeld had been in Nashville since 2005 and earlier was publisher at Gannett papers in Appleton, Wisc., Battle Creek, Mich., and Ithaca, N.Y. She is a 31-year veteran of Gannett (in two stints) and was editor of the company's Lansing, Mich., paper. ...

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