Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK Realigns Organization to Strengthen Focus on Marketing Solutions and Consumer Businesses
Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK announced a major organizational change that more definitively aligns with the company’s refreshed business strategy, which focuses on two primary businesses: Marketing Solutions and Consumer. “These organizational changes will better position us to further enhance and expand our marketing solutions capabilities fueled by our audience growth and engagement. I am confident this new structure will open up opportunities, enable us to innovate more quickly and support long-term growth,” said Bob Dickey, president and CEO of Gannett. Two executives have been named to lead the company’s two primary businesses: Leading marketing solutions will be Sharon Rowlands, CEO of ReachLocal, who has been named president, USA TODAY NETWORK Marketing Solutions. Rowlands will focus on further strengthening and growing our business-to-business segment, leveraging not only ReachLocal and SweetIQ, but also USA TODAY NETWORK’s powerful media assets and national and local brands. Leading the consumer business will be Maribel Perez Wadsworth, current chief transformation officer, who has been named president, USA TODAY NETWORK. Wadsworth will lead USA TODAY NETWORK’s consumer business to include strategy and operations for the company’s award-winning portfolio of media brands such as USA TODAY, more than 100 local news and niche content brands such as For The Win (FTW) and Grateful. In addition, she will become associate publisher of USA TODAY, as part of the transition associated with John Zidich’s previously announced retirement as president of Domestic Publishing. Click Read More below for additional information.