MCLEAN, Va., Apr 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) honored its companywide award winners and
Unsung Heroes on April 6 at a ceremony at Gannett corporate headquarters.
"The Gannett employees we honor today have made extraordinary
contributions to our company," said Craig A. Dubow, chairman and chief
executive officer of Gannett. "Their innovative ideas and bold thinking
are transforming Gannett and helping to lead our industry forward. I
applaud their success, including the tremendous leadership they have
shown. We have exceptional talent within our company and we thank our
award winners and all of our employees for their dedication and
commitment to Gannett."
Gannett announced award winners for 2010 Manager of the Year, Innovator
of the Year, Sales Executive of the Year, Corporate Staffer of the Year
and the Leadership & Diversity Award and the Individual Leadership &
Award winners announced at the ceremony and the finalists are:
- Manager of the Year - Mark Cornetta, president and general
manager of KUSA/KTVD-TV, Denver. Finalists: Darren Bruce,
Newsquest Magazine Publisher; and John Misner, president and general
manager of KPNX-TV, Phoenix, and John Zidich, president of the U.S.
Community Publishing's West Group and president and publisher of The
- Innovator of the Year - USA TODAY's iPad Launch Team. Finalists:
AZ Fact Check Team, Arizona Republic, KPNX-TV and AZCentral.com; and
Michelle Savoy, senior manager/digital projects and online operations,
Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
- Sales Executive of the Year - Jill Krigsten, account executive
at KPNX-TV, Phoenix. Finalists: Tony Lane, senior account
executive, Gannett Digital, Chicago; and Dennis Williams, account
executive, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY.
- Corporate Staffer of the Year - Michael Hart, vice
president/treasurer, Gannett. Finalists: Rob Mennie, vice
president/senior news executive, Gannett Broadcasting; and Tim Regan,
vice president/workforce planning and development, Gannett.
- Leadership and Diversity - Tennessean Media Group, Nashville. Finalists:
The Greenville (SC) News; Pacific Daily News, Hagatna, Guam; Republic
Media, Phoenix; The Times, Shreveport, La.
- Leadership and Diversity Individual Award - Brent Jones, reader
advocacy manager at USA TODAY.
In addition, Gannett honored its Unsung Hero award winners. They are:
Jeremy Day, district sales manager, Burlington (VT) Free Press;
Donna Evaro, reporter, Great Falls (MT) Tribune;
Diana Melton, web developer, KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO;
Fred McFarland, team leader, Digital Production Center, Gannett
Erik Sundvall, senior creative services manager, USA TODAY;
Pauline White, media support trainer, Newsquest, UK.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing
solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people
every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile
and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers
marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative
marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to
connecting people - and the companies who want to reach them - with
their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.
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