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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.

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