Saira Stahl Named Gannett’s Vice President of Strategy
McLEAN, VA – Saira Stahl has been named vice president of strategy at Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), where she will be responsible for the recently established, Program Management Office, effective April 23. She will support the company’s strategic initiatives and coordinate cross-functional teams as they deliver on key priorities identified by the Gannett Leadership Team (formerly Gannett Management Committee).
Stahl currently is the vice president of operations and communications at Gannett Digital. In her new role, Stahl will report to Gracia Martore, president and CEO at Gannett.
“This is an exciting time for Gannett as we leverage our many competitive advantages to deliver best-in-class content and services across an integrated, multi-platform portfolio. Saira’s demonstrated ability to work across divisions makes her an excellent selection for this position,” said Martore. “Working closely with Gannett’s top leaders, Saira will play an important role with the oversight and management of our transformation efforts during this critical time.”
As the vice president of strategy, Stahl will drive alignment across all business units to achieve maximum results. She will head up Program Management efforts, which will focus on providing strategic advice on initiatives tied to the 2012 strategic plan and beyond.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic management team during this important time for our business,” said Stahl. “I look forward to working with the Gannett Leadership Team in building the next chapter in Gannett’s exciting future,” said Stahl.
Prior to joining Gannett, Stahl was the director of business development at AOL, LLC, from 2002-2007, where she was responsible for driving new revenue for several categories within the AOL portfolio, including AOL.com, Moviefone and City Guide. During her tenure, Stahl served as senior manager from
2001-2002 and manager from 2000-2001.
Before joining AOL, she was a manager at Ernst & Young where she managed a team responsible for strategic initiatives for Ernst & Young’s Critical Technologies Division, among other duties.
Stahl started her career at Chemical Bank (currently JP Morgan Chase) and holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and a MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
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