MCLEAN, Va., Oct 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Tom Cox has been named vice president of corporate development at
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), where he will be responsible for mergers
and acquisitions for the company, effective today. He is succeeding Dan
Ehrman, who will retire on Nov. 30.
Cox will report to Ehrman until Ehrman retires, and thereafter he will
report to Gracia Martore, president and chief operating officer at
"Tom has an incredible background identifying strategic opportunities
within the digital space and also creating new lines of business. This
is an exciting time for Gannett as we continue to transform our company.
Tom's deep experience in acquisitions and partnerships will be a
valuable addition to the team as we identify and pursue new
opportunities for growth," said Martore. "Tom will build on the great
work Dan has done over the years. Dan has done a terrific job and, after
34 years with the company, he has earned his retirement. We wish Dan
Cox joins Gannett from Myspace, Inc., where he was senior vice
president/head of business development, leading Myspace business
development activities as well as managing product and engineering teams
launch and optimize new revenue and distribution opportunities.
"Gannett is one of the top media companies in the country and I couldn't
be more excited to be joining it at this time. With Gannett's terrific
national and local portfolio and its expanding digital business, there
are so many great opportunities to pursue. The company has a dynamic
management team and I look forward to working with them in building the
next chapter in Gannett's exciting future," said Cox.
Prior to joining Myspace, Cox was principal and co-founder of Stratique
Partners, LLC, an executive level consulting firm specializing in
supporting clients launch new products and businesses.
Before Stratique Partners, he led business development efforts at AOL as
vice president of business development and earlier served as director of
strategic transactions and corporate development as well as director of
business strategy and operations.
Cox started his career at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey and holds a B.A. in
Economics and Political Science from Washington & Lee University in
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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