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AP appoints Tom Januszewski VP of global business development

The Associated Press has appointed Tom Januszewski to head the news agency’s business development initiatives globally. He will be responsible for driving revenue growth, building out content and service lines, introducing new revenue channels and leading a team focused on new markets.

Scott LeTourneau named vice president of corporate development

Cox Enterprises has announced that Scott LeTourneau has been named vice president of corporate development. LeTourneau will be responsible for the company’s long-term growth strategy to diversify its core businesses, while also serving as an adviser to existing portfolio companies.

SVP and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announces key changes to AP’s senior news leadership team

In a memo this week to staff, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced several changes to The Associated Press senior leadership team in News, aimed at keeping AP's news report strong, mission driven and sharp, and aligning more closely with products and technology to drive AP’s overall success. 

Jamee Pierson named Newton Daily News editor

After three years as news editor for the Jasper County weeklies, Jamee A. Pierson has been named editor of the Newton Daily News in Iowa. The announcement was made following the departure of former editor Pam Pratt.

Paige Windsor named new leader of Montgomery Advertiser

Veteran newsroom leader and Auburn University alumna Paige Windsor has been named executive editor of the Montgomery Advertiser, as well as the Alabama state editor for parent company Gannett, a job that includes oversight of the Gadsden Times and the Tuscaloosa News.

Tricia Johnston named CNHI West Virginia publisher

Tricia Johnston has been promoted to West Virginia publisher of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, The Register-Herald in Beckley and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Gary Tyler promoted to publisher of the Richmond Register

Gary Tyler, who recently was named publisher of the Richmond (Kentucky) Register, has served as the paper’s general manager/advertising director since August of 2019. He will continue his advertising position in addition to his new responsibilities.

Lisa Callihan promoted to Daily Independent publisher

Starting at The Daily Independent 30 years ago, Lisa Callihan has been promoted to publisher, the top position at the Ashland, Kentucky, paper.

Bloomington Herald-Times has a new editor

Bloomington resident Jill Bond has been named news director for The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana. She starts her new job as the H-T’s top editor on Monday, April 26.

Mark Walker, a veteran newspaper executive, has been promoted from general manager to publisher of three eastern Kentucky newspapers, effective immediately.
WEHCO Media has announced that John Montuori, with his 18-year track record of success in growing advertising revenue for local media, has joined the company as director of new business development.
Christy Johnson  has been named managing editor of The Greenville Advocate, The Luverne Journal and The Lowndes Signal, three Alabama newspapers owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis  Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print. She is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.
Marlon A. Walker has been named executive editor of the Clarion Ledger in Jackson and the Mississippi state editor for the USA TODAY Network, which includes the Hattiesburg American. 
Ogden Newspapers has named John Kridelbaugh as the general manager of the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector in Ohio.
Eugene Jackson has been appointed vice president of advertising and marketing sales for The Dispatch group of publications in central Ohio and for the USA TODAY Network Ohio news organizations in northeastern Ohio. He succeeds Chris Pettograsso, who has taken another job.
Pete Rosengren, vice president of sales and digital strategies for the Daily Herald Media Group in Arlington Heights, Illinois, died Sunday during a family vacation in Florida after he hurried into the Gulf of Mexico to help his sons and other children being carried out to sea by a rip current.
Rob Walters, an award-winning journalist with decades of experience, has been named editor of the Kingsport (Tennessee) Times News. Walters joined the Six Rivers Media family from the Bristol Herald Courier, where he had served as managing editor since 2016.
Ken Romano has joined Stacker as vice president of distribution, where he will focus on growing publisher adoption of Stacker’s newswire through the creation of new products and partnerships.
Richard Clark has been named regional advertising director for the Adams Publishing Group’s Tennessee/North Carolina region. In his new role, Clark will be responsible for assisting all 20 newspapers in the region with revenue growth from major/national accounts, local retail, classifieds and events. Clark will be based out of Greeneville, Tennessee, where he is also the local ad director for The Greeneville Sun and the Rogersville Review.
Paul Bascobert has joined Column as an adviser. He has led a storied career in the media industry, serving in executive roles at Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Gannett, where he acted as chief executive officer.
Dan Chalk has been named managing editor of the Midland Daily News. He succeeds Lori Qualls, who retired in February.
In her new role, Deborah Lucy will lead Cox Enterprises' Center of Excellence for corporate law, providing support to tax, finance and treasury groups, as well as continuing her role executing acquisitions and investments with the company's Corporate Development teams.
Bill Albrecht, who had been with the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal in leadership roles since 2018, has left the company for a new professional opportunity.