KBA North America has promoted Sam Pernice to the newly-created position of director of sales and service for KBA-MetalPrint products. For the past four years, Pernice has held dual roles as a sales and service representative in the web offset division and working to build customers within the KBA-MetalPrint division.MORE
Rustan Burton, publisher of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly in Juneau, Alaska, has stepped down to accept another job in the Midwest. The announcement was made by Deedie McKenzie, group publisher of Alaska Media Partners.MORE
Jack Pate has retired as president and publisher of the Courier & Press in Evansville, Ind., and The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky. His role with the Courier Co. also encompassed the Union County (Ky.) Advocate and Audubon Printing in Henderson.MORE
David Adams was recently named as the new publisher of GateHouse Media newspapers in central Illinois. He will oversee nine daily papers, 20 weeklies and 10 shoppers.MORE
Henry Bird, regional executive for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will retire March 31, capping a half-century newspaper career that started with his serving tea to editors in his native Ireland.MORE
Julie Fox, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, W.Va.MORE
Walter M. Wick, an inductee in the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame and publisher emeritus of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, died Christmas morning at his home in Hereford, Ariz.
Along with brother Bob Wick, Walter Wick guided ownership of Wick Communications for more than a half century.MORE
Patrick Birmingham has departed as president of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was a member of the SNPA Board of Directors, representing newspapers in Tennessee.MORE
Lauren Easton, who joined The Associated Press last year as media relations manager, has been promoted to director of media relations.MORE
Martha Arnold Susong (Arne) Jones, who played a variety of significant roles at The Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun for some six decades, died Friday, Dec. 16, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. She was 101 years of age.MORE
Todd Sears has returned home to Nebraska as the new president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald. He becomes just the seventh publisher in The World-Herald's history, dating to 1889.
Sears, 49, has most recently served as president and publisher at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. Previously, he worked at two East Coast newspapers within BH Media Group, the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that also owns The World-Herald.More
Jules Ciotta, president of Motivation Communications Associates, an Atlanta-based human relations, consulting and training firm, died Saturday, Nov. 3.More