William Morris IV named CEO of Morris Communications 8/3/15

William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co.

The appointment was announced by his father, William S. (Billy) Morris III, 80, and is effective immediately.

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McClatchy names Terry Geiger as vice president, technology 7/28/15

The McClatchy Company has named Terrance "Terry" Geiger as vice president, technology. In this newly created role, Geiger becomes the company's top technology executive and a member of McClatchy's senior management team.

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Industry veteran to help lead student strategic communication agency 7/27/15

The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications has named 30-year industry veteran Robert Norberg as director of strategy and research at The Agency, effective immediately, Dean Diane McFarlin announced.

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Lisa Reese named publisher in Pensacola 7/27/15

Lisa Reese has been named president and publisher of the Pensacola News Journal, effective Aug. 10.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch names newsroom veteran as managing editor 7/27/15

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has promoted Brice Anderson, a 34-year newsroom veteran, to the position of managing editor, effective Aug. 1. Anderson will run the newsroom's daily operations as the paper's second-ranked editor. He succeeds Paige Mudd, who became the newspaper's editor on July 1.

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Publisher Gregg Ireland retiring at The Topeka Capital-Journal 7/27/15

Gregg Ireland, publisher of the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, is retiring after 30 years in the newspaper industry. The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

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Denee Stirpe named VP/HR for GateHouse Media 7/27/15

Denee Stirpe has been named vice president of human resources for GateHouse Media, LLC. Stirpe most recently served as human resources executive for Xerox Corporation's Large Enterprise Operation, a division with over 8,000 employees.

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Richards named new publisher of The Progress-Index 7/27/15

Craig Richards has been named as the new publisher of The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va. His appointment was announced by Josh Trust, regional vice president of Gatehouse Media.

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Kevin Gentzel appointed as Gannett’s first-ever chief revenue officer 7/21/15

Kevin Gentzel has joined Gannett Co. Inc. as chief revenue officer. He comes to Gannett most recently as head of advertising sales, North America at Yahoo!, where he led the field advertising sales team and was responsible for all premium, audience, search, native, online video, programmatic, sponsorship and display advertising revenue.

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Pat Cavanaugh retires from The News 7/14/15

Reprinted from The Covington News

T. Pat Cavanaugh, publisher of The Covington (Ga.) News, The Rockdale News and their respective digital products, has announced his retirement from The News Company.

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