Williams Named President of Gannett Digital
McLEAN, VA – John A. (Jack) Williams has been named to the newly created position of President of Gannett Digital, the company said today. Williams will oversee all Internet and digital initiatives for the company’s domestic operations.
“This appointment will allow Gannett to move forward on multiple fronts in the digital space, particularly to develop innovative approaches to serving our customers,” said Craig A. Dubow, president and CEO of Gannett. “Jack is highly qualified for this position and uniquely capable of inaugurating this approach for Gannett, given his experience running the Newspaper Division’s Internet operations and overseeing the company’s various partnerships in online businesses including CareerBuilder and Topix.net.”
Williams, whose appointment is effective immediately, becomes a member of the Gannett Management Committee.
Williams, a 10-year veteran of Gannett, has been senior vice president/Diversified Business and Development for the Newspaper Division since April 2003. In addition to oversight of Internet operations and various partnerships, Williams has been responsible for the Army Times Publishing Co., Nursing Spectrum and Gannett Media Technologies. He joined Gannett in 1995 as vice president of Business Development for the Newspaper Division.
Previously, Williams was Executive Vice President of The Seattle Times Co. Inc. and worked for The McClatchy Company as the general manager of the Modesto Bee in Modesto, CA. He began his career with the Harte-Hanks organization. Williams is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 21 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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