Barbara Wall Becomes Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2009--
Todd A. Mayman today was named senior vice president, general counsel
and secretary for Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI). Mayman has been the
company’s vice president/associate general counsel, secretary and chief
governance officer since 2003.
He replaces Kurt Wimmer, who is leaving to take a leading role in the
media practice as a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP.
Also, Barbara W. Wall will become vice president and senior associate
general counsel, the company said. Wall has been vice president and
associate general counsel.
“Todd’s breadth of knowledge about Gannett and his keen legal skills
already are well known to our management team and to our Board of
Directors. This new position will enable Todd to expand his role in ways
that can only benefit Gannett going forward,” said Craig Dubow,
chairman, president and chief executive officer.
“Barbara’s role as our guardian of the First Amendment is legend among
our journalists. She is their champion and a voice of reason. But she
also plays an essential part in our work on content rights, libel and
Internet law. With this promotion, we not only expand her duties but
also acknowledge her significance in our battle on behalf of good
journalism,” Dubow said.
“Kurt has been a great asset to Gannett in his time here. His knowledge
of First Amendment law and broadcast issues were crucial to the
company’s advancement during this time,” Dubow said. “Nevertheless, we
truly understand the lure of his new position and wish him all the best.”
Mayman began his career with Gannett in 1993 as assistant general
counsel and served as senior legal counsel before becoming associate
general counsel and secretary. Prior to 1993, he was with the
Washington, DC, law firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn.
He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and of the Boston University
School of Law.
Wall joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant general counsel. She is a
graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia
Law School. Prior to 1985, she was with the New York City law firm of
Satterless & Stephens.
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company
operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile,
newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader
with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the
nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local
MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 85 daily U.S. newspapers,
including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and
more than 850 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND.
Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett
subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional
newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly
newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.
Source: Gannett Co., Inc.
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