Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch for nearly the last 15 years, has announced his retirement. He will stay on in Richmond until Dec. 31. Effective immediately, Paul Farrell will become publisher in Richmond. Farrell currently serves as vice president of sales for Lee Enterprises.
Gannett Co., Inc. has announced the senior leadership for the newly combined company.
Paxton Media Group announced that Jamie Paxton has been named president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2020. He succeeds David Paxton, who had held the position for 20 years.
Sue Silliman, the general manager for the Camden (Arkansas) News and the Magnolia (Arkansas) Banner-News, will retire Dec. 31 from WEHCO newspapers. Robyn Yarbro, director of business development for both papers, will be promoted to general manager.
A longtime McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital advertising executive has been promoted to general manager of the paper. She succeeds Ed Choate, who recently became publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix.
The new vice president of advertising for the Richmond Times-Dispatch will bring a strong emphasis on digital and non-traditional solutions. Under his leadership, the newspaper's goal is to expand its digital advertising portfolio and to continue to enhance its robust newspaper, magazine and specialty advertising options.
The Cullman Times has named a new editor, who spent several years as the director of communications for the Georgia Municipal Association prior to joining CNHI.
Kirk Davis, chief operating officer of New Media Investments and CEO of GateHouse Media, intends to leave New Media upon the close of the Gannett-GateHouse merger.
Matt Volz, who served as interim Rockies news editor with The Associated Press over the past year, has been appointed to permanently fill the position. In his interim role, he helped lead award-winning coverage, such as the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting massacre.