Rebecca Watson has been named general manager of the Midland Daily News (Michigan).
James Miller has been promoted to editor and director of content for the Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada). In his new role, Miller will be focusing on the complete editorial value chain for OKVNG print readers in the Okanagan Valley, as well as growing an audience through cross-platform content sharing.
Patricia M. Edwards has been named publisher of e Clinton Chronicle (South Carolina).
New York Times Co. (NYT) reported that James Follo, executive vice president and chief nancial o cer, plans to retire in early 2018. e company said it will retain a leading executive search rm to help identify Follo's successor and will consider candidates from inside and outside the organization. Follo joined e Times in January 2007 as senior vice president and chief nancial o cer. He was named an executive vice president in April 2013.
Southern Lithoplate welcomed Martha Baltodano Whicker as the company’s director, Latin American sales. Baltodano Whicker is a veteran of the graphic arts eld, having served newspaper and commercial printers throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.
Chuck Hamby has been appointed executive editor of e Chatsworth Times (Georgia).
Brian Brisendine has been named publisher and editor of the Brown eld News (Texas). Brisendine, 38, will ll the role following the passing of his father, Lynn Brisendine, who was publisher since April 1977.
Bill Hudnutt has been named publisher of e ChronicleTelegram (Elyria, Ohio).
Koenig & Bauer announced Dagmar Ringel as the new head of marketing and communications. Ringel succeeds Klaus Schmidt, who held multiple corporate positions within the company for more than 28 years. Ringel was most recently director of public relations for technology group ZEISS.
Frank Reddy has been named editor of Forsyth County News (Cumming, Georgia). Reddy previously worked at the Dawson County News, then called the Dawson Community News, and the Gainesville Times (Georgia), FCN’s sister papers.
Bill Davis has been named new regional advertising director for GateHouse Media’s Coastal North Carolina Group, which includes the StarNews (Wilmington, North Carolina). In addition to the StarNews, the group includes the Jacksonville Daily News, the New Bern Sun Journal and the Kinston Free Press, as well as several weekly and specialty publications.
Cathy Hughes has been named Lee Enterprises group publisher. She will oversee operations in Flagsta , Arizona; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Maysville, Kentucky; Longview, Washington; and Napa, Santa Maria and Hanford, California. She will remain publisher in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Deitra Kenoly has been named publisher and president of San Joaquin Media Group, which includes e Record (Stockton, California). Kenoly, who has been e Record’s advertising director for the past 12 years, served as its operations leader for more than two months following the retirement of longtime publisher Roger Coover in July.
Beryl Love has been named executive editor of e Cincinnati Enquirer and regional editor for the USA Today Network’s Ohio region.
Postmedia Network announced the appointment of Andrew MacLeod to the newly created role of president and chief operating o cer, adding president to his current scope. Paul Godfrey continues in the role of Postmedia’s chief executive o cer, a position he has held since the company’s inception in 2010. e move formalizes a clear succession plan and acknowledges the collaborative executive structure already in place at Postmedia.