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Gannett’s Newspaper Division Names Three Senior vice Presidents

MCLEAN, VA – Three senior vice presidents have been named in the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc.

    Mark S. Mikolajczyk becomes senior vice president/operations. He previously was vice president/production.

    Donald M. Stinson becomes senior vice president/marketing. He previously was vice president/advertising and president of the Gannett Retail Advertising Group.

    John A. (Jack) Williams becomes senior vice president/diversified businesses & development. He previously was vice president/business development.

“Each of these executives has been directly responsible for many of the successes we’ve had over the past several years,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “They now will be expanding their horizons while contributing to our future progress.”

Mikolajczyk will coordinate division activities in manufacturing, facilities and capital planning, as well as commercial printing.

He joined Gannett in 1982 as a production coordinator at USA TODAY, where he later served as night operations manager. In 1984, he was named special projects manager at The Cincinnati Enquirer. After serving two years as production director of the Times Herald in Port Huron, Mich., he returned to The Enquirer as vice president/production in 1989. He joined the Newspaper Division staff in 1996.

Mikolajczyk is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was the corporate staffer of the year for 2002.

Stinson now will oversee division activities in advertising, circulation, customer programs, market development and research.

He joined Gannett in 1987 at The Courier-Journal at Louisville, Ky., as display advertising director. He later served in advertising management positions at The Desert Sun at Palm Springs, Calif., and The Tennessean at Nashville. He became vice president/advertising for the division in 1996.

Stinson is a graduate of American University. He was named advertising executive of the year three times. He was Gannett’s corporate staffer of the year in 1998.

Williams will continue to supervise the division’s on-line operations, which include more than 100 domestic web sites. He also will oversee several non-newspaper businesses, as well as participate in acquisition activities.

He joined the Newspaper Division staff in 1995 after serving in management positions at the Seattle Times Co., McClatchy and Harte-Hanks. He is a former member of the boards of the Newspaper Association of America and the Newspaper Advertising Bureau. He is a member of the executive committees of Classified Ventures and CareerBuilder, as well as the boards of other Internet-related businesses.

Williams is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 400 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 more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.