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Sherman Bodner Named President and Publisher at Norwich Bulletin

Sherman M. Bodner has been named president and publisher of the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin.

He succeeds David A. Whitehead, who resigned to join a health care company as vice president of corporate communications.

“Sherm Bodner brings a wealth of experience to his new role and his appointment to publisher reinforces our policy of promoting from within,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division.

Bodner, formerly vice president/systems and technology for The Journal News at Westchester County, N.Y., joined the newspaper as a copy editor in 1976. He later held management positions in the news and circulation departments. He was named director of systems and technology in 1995 and was promoted to vice president in 1997.

Bodner was named Gannett’s outstanding information systems executive for 1996 and was runner-up in 1997.

He and his wife, Ami Havens, have a daughter, Jill.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 75 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 21 television stations and cable television systems in major U.S. markets.