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New Las Vegas Re-
Jason Taylor, lower
left, introduces himself
reporters and editors
at the RJ offices in Las
Vegas on Thursday,
June 11, 2015. (K.M.
Taylor moves west
GateHouse Media selected Jason Taylor
as President and Publisher of the Las Vegas
Review-Journal and President of the Com-
pany’s Western U.S. Publishing Operations.
Additionally, Taylor is also becoming President
of GateHouse Media Live and Virtual Events,
a new division focused on developing high
profile, locally hosted and sponsored events.
Many LMA members know Taylor from his
high energy presentation on events marketing
at the 2013 LMA fall conference and this year’s
“Jason brings a collaborative style and
vision for the future of local media that is excit-
ing; his boundless creativity and passion are
palpable. He is unquestionably a leader within
our industry at conceiving and showcasing
major “events” that bolster civic pride, create
lifetime memories for attendees and provide a
new revenue stream,” said Kirk Davis, CEO of
GateHouse Media. “I believe Jason will inspire
our employees. I can’t imagine a better market
in the United States than Las Vegas to channel
a veteran newspa-
per executive, has
publisher of the Tra-
verse City Record-
been the publisher
of the Ames Tribune
“We are fortunate to have someone of Paul’s
ability to take the reins in Traverse City,” said
Steve McPhaul, Chief Operating Officer of par-
ent company CNHI.
Lafferty promoted at Civitas
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Penn,) Pub-
lisher Walt Lafferty has been named senior vice
president of finance and administration for Ci-
vitas Media. In this position, Lafferty assumes
a broad range of responsibilities. He succeeds
Jeff Sherman, who stepped down as CFO.
Lafferty has more than 30 years' experience
in the media industry. His leadership roles
include positions as president, publisher, group
publisher, general manager, operations man-
ager, regional controller, controller, business
manager and systems coordinator at Civitas,
GateHouse Media, Gannett, Goodson Newspa-
per Group and Ingersoll Publications.
moted to dual
has been promoted
to publisher of The
the Duncan Banner,
both in Oklahoma.
He succeeds Ed Dar-
ling in Duncan, who
is retiring as publisher after more than 47 years
in the newspaper business. Bright has been the
editor and general manager of The Express-Star
Wood at helm
in West Virgin-
ia, again; Poe
Frank D. Wood,
a veteran West
executive, has been
of the Times West
Virginian in an
role that will also see him continue as publisher
of The Register-Herald in Beckley, a sister
newspaper. Both papers are part of the CNHI
Managing Editor Misty Poe has been pro-
moted to general manager, responsible for day-
to-day operations of the Times West Virginian.
She will continue her editorial responsibilities
for the newspaper and its digital outlets.
Wood served as general manager and
publisher of the Times West Virginian from
1990 to 1999.
Carr Promoted at Suffolk
John Carr, associate publisher of the Suffolk
News-Herald (Va.) since January, has been
promoted to publisher and president of Suffolk
A veteran publisher with 25 years of media
experience, Carr succeeds Steve Stewart, who
will devote more time to his duties as vice
president of Boone Newspapers Inc.
per executive Amy
Winter has been
of The Commercial-
News in Danville,
Ill. She has been the
marketing and audi-
director for The
Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind.
"Amy has the leadership skills, progressive
attitude and passion necessary for success
in the ever-changing community newspaper
business,” said Robyn McCloskey, senior vice
president of operations for CNHI, owner of The
Hanson named publisher
Bill Hanson, a veteran newspaper execu-
tive, has been named publisher of the Glasgow
Daily Times (Ky. Daniel Pike, editor of The
Daily Times for the past 1 1⁄2 years, has been
promoted to general manager of the paper. He
will take on daily operational responsibilities as
well as continue to oversee the news and edito-
Star-Telegram names new VP/adver-
tising and digital media
Craig Diebel has been named vice presi-
dent/advertising and digital media of the Star-
Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas, responsible for
advertising sales across platforms.
"Craig's extensive multimedia experience,
his depth of market knowledge, and the cha-
risma and energy he brings with his leadership
style are exactly what our organization needs
to accelerate our sales transformation," said
Gary Wortel, president and publisher of the
Diebel succeeds Don Burk, who was
promoted to corporate director of sales at Mc-
Clathcy Co, owner of the Star-Telegram.
Frank D. Wood
CAL DVM Inc.
a subsidiary of Dirks, Van Essen & Murray
THE WEYBRET FAMILY
CENTRAL VALLEY NEWS-SENTINEL INC.
We are pleased to have represented the Weybret family
in this transaction.
Santa Fe, NM t: 505.820.2700 www.dirksvanessen.com
10,600 daily circulation
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