Gannett Board Elects New Director
McLEAN, VA – Charles B. Fruit, senior advisor in Marketing, Strategy and Innovation for The Coca-Cola Company, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) effective immediately.
“Chuck’s marketing experience with The Coca-Cola Company will be a tremendous asset for Gannett as we move forward with our strategic plan,” said Craig A. Dubow, Gannett’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely pleased that Chuck has chosen to join Gannett’s Board.”
Fruit has served in various roles at The Coca-Cola Company since 1991, including as senior vice president and chief marketing officer from 2004 to 2006. He also is the president of Gardner Williams Consulting, LLC, an independent marketing consulting firm. He is a director of the Advertising Council, Inc. and TiVo, Inc.
With Fruit’s election, Gannett has nine directors.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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