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Two Executive Appointments Announced at El Paso Times

ARLINGTON, Va. — Two executive appointments were announced today at the El Paso (Texas) Times.

* Mack Quintana becomes president and publisher. He succeeds Chris E. Jensen, whose new assignment will be announced shortly.

* Dionicio (Don) Flores, editor of the Times, assumes the additional responsibilities of executive vice president.

“Mack Quintana is an experienced newspaper executive who recognizes and embraces the diversity of a dynamic market like El Paso,” said Gary Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “Mack and Don Flores will make a great team for the newspaper and the community.”

Quintana joined Gannett last year as assistant to the senior group president of the Pacific Newspaper Group.

He previously was director of sales and marketing at the San Diego Union Tribune; vice president of advertising at the Miami Herald; senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Long Beach (Calif.) Press Telegram, and held various management positions at the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News and Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He also had served as vice president of the ITS Companies, a telecommunications firm.

He is a graduate of Florida State University, receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Flores joined Gannett in 1985 at the Tucson Citizen. Before joining the Times in 1993, he served as editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Visalia (Calif.) Times-Delta, as well as president and publisher of The Iowa City Press-Citizen.

He is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 87 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 20 television stations, cable television systems in five states and alarm security services.