|Journal Communications, Inc. Elects Ellen Siminoff to Board of Directors|
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2007--Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN) today announced that Ellen Siminoff has been elected to Journal Communications' Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Ms. Siminoff increases the size of Journal Communications' Board of Directors to nine members.
Since 2004, Ms. Siminoff has served as president and chief executive officer of Efficient Frontier, the leading provider of paid search engine marketing (SEM) solutions. She was a member of the founding executive team at Yahoo and spent six years there in a number of positions including vice president, business development and planning; senior vice president, corporate development; and senior vice president, small business and entertainment. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ms. Siminoff worked for the Los Angeles Times as online classifieds manager. With her husband, David, she founded EastNet, a global syndicate barter company distributing television programming to 14 emerging market countries in exchange for advertising time. A Milwaukee native, Ms. Siminoff holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and received an MBA from the Stanford University School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors for US AutoParts, an internet retailer with more than 550,000 top-rated discount car parts available in its comprehensive online inventory, and BuildDirect, the world's leading online wholesaler of building materials.
"We are extremely pleased to have Ellen Siminoff join Journal Communications' Board of Directors," said Steven J. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer. "Her broad range of experience and expertise in finance, corporate development, new media and marketing, complements our current board composition. We are confident that Ellen will help us execute our strategic growth plans, particularly in interactive and new media."
"Joining the Board of Journal Communications is like coming home," Ms. Siminoff stated. "I grew up reading the Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel and watching WTMJ-TV. This company was built on Midwestern values, vision and work ethic, and it is in the top drawer of things I am most flattered with which to be associated."
About Journal Communications
Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and 75 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. We own and operate 36 radio stations and nine television stations in 12 states and operate two television stations under local marketing agreements. Through our telecommunications segment, we own and operate a regional fiber optic network in the upper Midwest, provide integrated data communications solutions for small and mid-size businesses and offer network transmission solutions for other service providers. We have entered into a stock purchase agreement under which Q-Comm Corporation is expected to acquire our telecommunications business. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services -- including printing of publications, professional journals and documentation material -- as well as electronic publishing, kit assembly and fulfillment. In addition, we operate a direct marketing services business.
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