Gannett Co., Inc.

Gannett Co., Inc.

Sector: Newspapers: Publishing Or Publishing And Printing Region: VA, United States

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Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company. The company provides consumers with the information they want and connects them to their communities of interest through multiple platforms, including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett operates through three reportable business segments: Publishing, Digital and Broadcasting. The Publishing segment includes commercial printing, newswire, marketing and data services, which include USA WEEKEND, Clipper Magazine, Gannett Government Media, Gannett Healthcare Group and Gannett Offset. The Digital segment includes CareerBuilder, as well as PointRoll, ShopLocal, Planet Discover and Schedule Star. The CareerBuilder provides human capital solutions, which helps companies to target, attract and retain talent through its online job site, It operates websites in various countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, India and China. The PointRoll, is a media marketing company that provides Internet user-friendly technology, allowing advertisers to expand their online space and impact. The ShopLocal, is a provider of multichannel shopping and advertising services. The Planet Discover, a provider of local, integrated online search and advertising technology. The Schedule Star LLC operates, a digital content site serving the high school sports audience, and the Schedule Star solution for local athletic directors. The Broadcasting segment owns and operates television stations with affiliated web sites. This segment also includes Captivate Network, a national news and entertainment network that deliver programming and full-motion video advertising on video screens located in elevators of office towers and select hotel lobbies across North America. The company was founded in 1906 by Frank E. Gannett and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

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Gracia C. Martore , President and Chief Executive Officer
Gracia Martore is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. Martore joined Gannett in 1985 as Assistant Treasurer. She became a Vice President in the Treasury group in 1993 and added investor relations duties in 1995. She was named Treasurer and Vice President/Investor Relations in 1998. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in addition to her Treasurer’s responsibilities in 2001. In 2003, Martore became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed to Gannett’s Management Committee. In 2005, Martore became Executive Vice President and CFO. In 2010, she was named President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and Chief Executive Officer on Oct. 6, 2011. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry. Martore serves on the Board of Directors of FM Global and MeadWestvaco Corporation. In 2012, Martore was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine and she also was named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list. Earlier, following her selection as CEO in 2011, Martore was cited by Forbes in a review of the world’s most powerful women. She was also named one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine. Institutional Investor magazine named Martore one of the best CFOs in America and ranked her the Best CFO in America in the publishing and advertising agencies category for three years in a row (2004, 2005 and 2006). The Washington Post also named Martore one of the top 10 female executives at major companies in the Washington region. In 2006 she was named CFO of the Year by Virginia Business. Martore is a graduate from Wellesley College with a double major in history and political science. While there, she was named a Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence.
Maryam Banikarim , Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
March 2011, Maryam Banikarim was named Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. She is responsible for all companywide marketing, communications and research efforts. She also serves on the Gannett Management Committee. Prior to joining Gannett, Maryam served as Senior Vice President for Integrated Sales Marketing at NBC Universal. She worked across the company’s vast portfolio of content to develop custom, innovative marketing solutions on behalf of clients. As part of this role, she spearheaded marketing for Women at NBCU, Green is Universal and Healthy at NBCU. She also oversaw the company’s in-house creative agency, which leads, develops and implements the company's corporate marketing strategy and supports the company’s cross-platform sales initiatives. Previously, Maryam was the chief marketing officer of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. She oversaw marketing and communications activities across the Company’s areas of operation, which include television, radio and online, representing a combined $2.1 billion portfolio. Maryam led efforts to raise Univision’s profile within the business community, and helped connect clients with the growing U.S. Hispanic market. She joined Univision in 2002 as senior vice president, Strategic Marketing, and played a key role in growing incremental sales and revenue for the company. Maryam has more than 15 years of broadcast, publishing, multimedia and advertising agency experience. Previously, she provided management and marketing consulting services to a variety of clients including Time Warner, Deutsche Bank and Bacardi Ltd. Her experience also includes roles as Publisher at Macmillan Publishing and General Manager and Marketing Director for Citysearch. In addition, Maryam was a member of the first integrated marketing solutions group at Turner Broadcasting. She began her marketing career in account management at Young and Rubicam. Maryam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Barnard College, where she won the Harry S. Truman scholarship. She also holds an MBA and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has received multiple accolades over her career, and was most recently named as one of CableFAX’s “Most Influential Minorities in Cable (2010).” In 2009, she was recognized by The League of Women Voters of the City of New York as a Woman of Distinction and selected by Multichannel News as a “Women to Watch.” In 2008, Maryam was honored by the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York as a Woman of Distinction, by the New York Post as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” and by Crain’s New York Business as one of their “40 under 40” rising stars. In 2006, Maryam was selected as one of Advertising Age’s “40 under 40” up-and-comers, and earned a place on Fast Company’s “Fast Fifty” list of corporate trailblazers and trendsetters. Maryam sits on several boards including Advertising Week, Promax, Mt. Sinai Adolescent Healthcare Center and Prep for Prep. She has lived and worked in several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Iran and the United Kingdom, and currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
William Behan , Senior Vice President, Gannett Labor Relations
William Behan was named Senior VP/Labor Relations for Gannett Co. Inc. in March 2010. He is a member of the Gannett Management Committee. Behan joined Gannett in March 1990 as Attorney/Labor Relations and subsequently served as Assistant Director/Labor Relations, Director/Labor Relations, and Vice President/Labor Relations. Prior to joining Gannett, Behan was in the private practice of law in New Jersey with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus and later with McMoran & Palmeri. He specialized in management labor relations Behan received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University Law Center. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia, New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Eighth and DC Circuits. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the American Employment Law Council.
Paul Davidson , Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Newsquest plc
Paul was appointed chief executive of Newsquest in 2001, and then added the additional role as chairman in 2003. He joined Newsquest in 1988 and has held various senior positions. He was appointed to the main board in 1994 and became deputy chief executive of Reed Regional Newspapers in June 1995. He was then appointed group managing director of Newsquest in September 1997. Prior to Newsquest, Paul worked for Thomson Regional Newspapers for six years in various advertising sales and management roles. He then formed his own sales training and management consultancy business. He is a member of the Gannett Management Committee in the USA, and is a past president of the Newspaper Society.
Robert J. Dickey , President, U.S. Community Publishing
Bob Dickey was named President of the Gannett U.S. Community Publishing Division, formerly Newspaper Division, in February 2008. As President of U.S. Community Publishing, he oversees 81 dailynewspapers and their associated websites along with approximately 650 non-daily products. Bob also represents Gannett on the boards of our partnerships in Tucson, California, New Mexico, Texas and Pennsylvania. Previously he served as Senior Group President, Pacific Group and Chairman of Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. from 2005-2008; President and Publisher of The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA, from 1993-2005 and Group Vice President of the Pacific Group, 1997-2005. He began his career with Gannett Company Inc. twenty-two years ago as Retail Advertising Manager in Reno. He became Ad Director in 1990. In July of 1993 Bob rose through the ranks to President and Publisher of The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs. In 1997 Bob became a Gannett Group Vice President for the Pacific Region and was named Senior Group President and Chairman/CEO of The Arizona Republic in September 2005. His many accomplishments with Gannett include 2005 Manager of the Year, the only Gannett Publisher to win consecutive Publisher of the Year awards in 1998 and 1999, Publisher’s President’s Ring awards 1997 through 2002 and 2004, and President’s Ring and runner-up Ad Director of the Year in 1992. Bob serves on the board of the National Newspaper Association and serves on the executive committee as Treasurer. He also serves on the International Newspaper Marketing Association board of directors. Bob and his wife Lori have a daughter, Megan.
Victoria D. Harker , Chief Financial Officer
Victoria D. Harker was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Gannett Co. Inc. in July 2012, where she is responsible for all financial functions and operations worldwide. Previously, Victoria was CFO and President of Global Business Services of the AES Corporation, a multinational power company with consolidated 2011 revenues of $17 billion and assets of $45 billion operating in 28 countries. She joined AES in 2006 where she successfully led the re-engineering of the company’s capital structure, financial reporting, and controls environment, returning it to Fortune #153 in 2008. While at AES, Victoria managed the Finance and Business Services operations worldwide, including Information Technology, Purchasing, Risk Oversight and Trading Operations. Before joining AES, Victoria was the acting CFO and Treasurer of MCI from November 2002 through January 2006, and served as CFO of MCI Group, a unit of World Com Inc., from 1998 to 2002. Prior to this, Victoria also held several positions at MCI in Finance, Information Technology and Operations. In addition, Victoria serves on the Board of Directors of Xylem, Inc. (formally ITT), a $4 billion global water infrastructure company, as Chair of the Audit Committee as well as a member of the Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committees. She also serves on the Finance and Audit committees of the Board of Directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc., the $10 billion parent of the Capital Grille, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze restaurants. She also is a member of the board of directors for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Previously, Victoria served on the Advisory Boards of three AES subsidiary companies: Indianapolis Power & Light, $1.3B and Dayton Power and Light $4B, two midwest energy companies, and Gener S.A., a $3B co-generation business, currently the second largest energy producer in Chile. On July 3, 2012, Victoria was appointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell to the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors. Previously, she was Chairman of the University of Virginia’s Board of Managers and served as both Investment and Audit Committee Chair. She is trustee of the UVA Foundation’s $250M Jefferson Trust. Victoria participates in the American University Advisory Council, is a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and an emeritus member of the Board of Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English, with a concentration in Economics, from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from American University in Washington, DC. A two-time ironman triathlete, marathon runner and long distance swimmer, she lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband and three sons.
Kevin Lord, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin Lord is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Gannett. He is responsible for guiding the HR strategies that will attract, develop and retain talent needed to enable the company to execute Gannett’s strategic initiatives. He was named to his position in October 2012 and serves as a member of the Gannett Leadership Team. Prior to joining Gannett, Kevin served as Executive Vice President Human Resources for NBC News. In addition to his NBC News HR responsibilities, he served as the HR Integration leader during NBCUniversal’s transition from GE to Comcast ownership. His initial role at NBCUniversal was Senior Vice President Human Resources – Integrated Media & International. Earlier in his career, Kevin held several HR leadership positions with General Electric including Chief Human Resource Officer for GE Plastics, Corporate HR Leader for Commercial & Communications and Senior Vice President HR for Vendor Financial Services. Kevin received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport and his Masters Degree in Human Resources from the University of South Carolina. Kevin, his wife Patty and their three children will be moving to the McLean area in the near future.
Larry Kramer , President and Publisher, USA TODAY
Larry Kramer was named president and publisher of USA TODAY in May 2012. As president and publisher, Kramer is responsible for developing and executing the long-term strategic vision for USA TODAY across all of its platforms, including the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, the Travel Media Group, and USA WEEKEND. Prior to joining USA TODAY, he was an adjunct professor of Media Management at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He was also a media consultant and author of C-Scape, a book on the changing landscape for media and related industries for Harper Collins (published Nov., 2010). He sits on the board of directors of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA), American Media Inc., Freedom Communications Inc., Appinions Inc, BlackArrow, Inc. (Chairman) and Harvard Business School Publishing, and serves on the Advisory Boards to the Newhouse School (chairman),, Wall Street Cheat Sheet, and Jib Jab Media Inc. He was a founding board member and former Chairman of The Online Publishers Association. From March 2005 until November 2006, he served as the first President of CBS Digital Media, reporting directly to Leslie Moonves. In this role, Kramer created a new division that put together all new media operations for the network, including online, interactive and wireless initiatives. He had oversight over and launched several websites including,, CBS and While there, he created March Madness on Demand (the web broadcast of the NCAA Basketball Tournament), put CBS TV shows on the web, and created distribution partnerships with Google, Amazon, Apple I-tunes, Yahoo and Verizon for CBS content. He served as an Advisor to CBS until March, 2008. After leaving CBS He was Senior Advisor of Polaris Venture Partners from Jan 2008 until January 2010. Prior to joining CBS, Kramer was Chairman, CEO and Founder of MarketWatch, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTW), also known as CBS MarketWatch, until its sale to Dow Jones for $528 million in January 2005. He created the company as an LLC with Data Broadcasting Corp. and CBS, launching in October 1997, taking it public in January 1999, and making three acquisitions to build the business along the way. He had joined Data Broadcasting Corp. as Vice President in 1994, following its acquisition of his first startup, DataSport. As founder, president and executive editor of DataSport Inc. from 1991 to 1994, he created SporTrax, a hand-held sports information monitor, which was a subscription product launched under a marketing agreement with The Sporting News. Prior to founding DataSport, Kramer spent more than 20 years in journalism as a reporter and editor. He started his career in 1974 as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1977, he became a financial reporter for the Washington Post. In 1980, the Post promoted him to executive editor of the Trenton (N.J.) Times. In 1982, he returned to the Post to serve first as assistant to Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee and later as assistant managing editor and metro editor. In 1986, he returned to the San Francisco Examiner as its editor. In 1991, he left the Examiner to become an entrepreneur and launched DataSport and then While a journalist, he won several awards for reporting, including the National Press Club Award, The Associated Press Award for news writing and The Gerald Loeb award for business reporting. His staffs won two Pulitzer Prizes. He is a graduate of Harvard University (masters of business administration) and Syracuse University (bachelors of science in journalism and political science).. Kramer has been a lecturer at several universities, including the Harvard Business School, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, NYU, Columbia University, Stanford University and Emory University. He served a two-year term as a Pulitzer Prize juror. He is married to Myla Lerner and they have two children, Matthew Kramer and Erika Kramer.
David T. Lougee , President, Gannett Broadcasting
Dave Lougee was named president of the Broadcasting Division for Gannett Co., Inc. in July, 2007. The company operates 23 television stations in the U.S, along with Captivate. Captivate, a broadcast subsidiary delivers news and advertising through video screens located in office towers and selected hotel elevators in the U.S. and Canada. Lougee serves on several industry boards. He is currently Vice Chair of the NBC Affiliates Board, and a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors and serves as Chairman of the NAB Next Generation Broadcast committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for Mobile Content Venture (MCV) a mobile television joint venture involving NAB, FOX, ION and the Pearl 9 television group, as well as past Chairman of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB). Prior to returning to Gannett, Lougee served as executive vice president/media operations for Belo, where he was in charge of the company’s 19 TV stations and four cable news operations outside of Dallas. In 2005, he was named a senior vice president of Belo. He joined Belo in 1998 as news director at KING-TV in Seattle/Tacoma, and became president and general manager of Belo’s TV and cable operations in Seattle/Tacoma in 2000. From 1996 to 1998, Lougee was vice president/news at WRC-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Washington D.C. From 1990 to 1996, Lougee was vice president/news director at KUSA-TV in Denver, a Gannett station. He began his broadcasting career at KMGH-TV in Denver in 1981, and worked at KCNC-TV in Denver from 1982-1990. Lougee is a graduate of the University of Colorado and attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004. Dave and his wife Danni live in Great Falls, Virginia with their son Nash.
Todd A. Mayman , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Todd Mayman advises Gannett’s senior management team and Board of Directors and is responsible for the Company’s legal matters. He also serves as a director of the Gannett Foundation. Prior to joining Gannett in 1993, Mr. Mayman was an associate at the law firm of Arent Fox and served as a law clerk at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He received a B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College and a J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law.
David A. Payne , Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
David A. Payne was named Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. in March 2011. He also serves on the Gannett Management Committee. David joined Gannett from ShortTail Media, Inc. where he served as President and CEO of the video ad technology start-up he co-founded in 2008. Prior to ShortTail, David was Senior Vice President and General Manager of, which produced and distributed all of CNN’s digital services, including, CNN Mobile, Live, and CNN Video on Demand from 2004-2008. During his 15-year career at Turner Broadcasting, David also served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Development of CNN (2001-2004); Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNN/Sports Illustrated Interactive (2000-2001); Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs for Turner Sports and Vice President/Team Counsel for Turner Sports Teams (1994-2000); and as Counsel for Turner Entertainment Group (1993-1994). Prior to joining Turner, David served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, and he was an associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC office. David holds a law degree from Duke University School of Law (JD with Honors), and received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree, cum laude, in Public Policy Studies, from Duke University.
John A. (Jack) Williams , President, Gannett Digital Ventures
In January 2008, Jack Williams was named President of Gannett Digital Ventures, which oversees Gannett’s portfolio of online classified companies and other diversified businesses. He represents Gannett in various partnerships and investments and serves on the Board of Directors for Careerbuilder, Classified Ventures,, MetroMix, Imaginova, quadrantONE, Ongo, Topix, as well as several other companies. Jack also serves on the Gannett Management Committee and is responsible for the development and implementation of online strategies, partnerships, or investment initiatives across all digital platforms. In April of 1995, Jack was named Vice President of Business Development for the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. In April 2003, Jack was named Senior Vice President/Diversified Businesses and Development and in January 2006, became President/ Gannett Digital. Prior to joining Gannett, Jack was affiliated with the Harte-Hanks organization before joining McClatchy newspapers as the General Manager of the Modesto Bee in Modesto, California in 1980. In 1989 he was named Executive Vice President of the Seattle Times which operated both The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer under a joint agreement with the Hearst Corporation. Williams is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Administration.

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