Karen Moreno Named President of Gannett Supply Corp.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Karen R. Moreno has been named president/Gannett Supply Corporation, it was announced today. Gannett Supply, responsible for close to $1 billion in annual purchases of commodities and capital equipment, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.
Moreno previously was vice president for Gannett Supply.
She succeeds William Metzfield, who retires today after 28 years of exceptional service. “Bill has been an outstanding contributor to the success of this company, and we wish him and his family well as they enjoy the new life of retirement,” said Doug McCorkindale, Gannett vice chairman and chief financial and administrative officer.
“Karen’s 16 years of experience and knowledge in buying the company’s newsprint, equipment and supply needs will ensure that Gannett Supply Corporation maintains its position as an industry leader,” said Metzfield.
Moreno, 41, joined Gannett in 1981 as one of the first employees involved in the start-up of USA TODAY, Gannett’s national general interest daily newspaper. She has held positions as purchasing manager for USA TODAY, as well as manager and director for Gannett Supply. Prior to joining Gannett, she was an aide in the White House Advance Office under the administration of former president Jimmy Carter.
Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 16 television stations, five radio stations, cable television systems in five states and alarm security services.