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Stinson Named vice President/Advertising in Newspaper Division

ARLINGTON, Va. — Donald M. Stinson has been named vice president/advertising in the Newspaper Division, it was announced today.

He previously was vice president and assistant to the president of The Tennessean in Nashville. He succeeds Denise Holman, who last month was appointed vice president/advertising of The Courier-Journal in Louisville.

“Don Stinson brings a wealth of experience to his new assignment,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “He understands newspapers of all sizes. Plus, he has the vision and leadership required to deal with the opportunities and challenges that await our business as we look to the next century.”

Stinson, 40, joined Gannett in 1987 as retail advertising manager in Louisville. Two years later, he became advertising director of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. He joined The Tennessean as advertising director in 1992. He was named a vice president in 1994.

He previously held advertising positions at the Hartford (Conn.) Courant, Milwaukee Journal and Washington Star.

Stinson is a five-time recipient of the President’s Ring for outstanding performance by Gannett newspaper advertising executives. He has been selected the top advertising executive three times.

He is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 92 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also has entertainment programming, operates 15 television stations, 13 radio stations, cable television systems in five states, alarm security services and the largest outdoor advertising company in North America.