Tribune Company today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the promotions of several key executives within the company effective immediately.
- Steve Gable becomes EVP/Chief Technology Officer;
- David Eldersveld is promoted to SVP/Deputy Counsel & Corporate Secretary;
- Dan Kazan is elevated to SVP/Development, and;
- Naomi Sachs becomes SVP/Strategy.
“Steve, Dave, Dan and Naomi are important players within the company and are an important part of Tribune’s leadership team of the future,” said Gerry Spector, Tribune EVP/Chief Administration Officer. “They are team players and are helping to drive essential change throughout Tribune — change that makes us more innovative, more responsive to our customers and more efficient.”
Gable has served as SVP/Chief Technology Officer since joining Tribune last year and is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s technology efforts. Gable has led a complete reorganization of Tribune’s technology systems and personnel, helping the company realize significant expense savings.
Eldersveld was promoted to VP/Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary last year, after serving as Tribune’s senior counsel/mergers and acquisitions since 2005. Kazan, who joined Tribune in 1998 as counsel for mergers and acquisitions, was named VP/Development in 2005. Sachs served as director of investments in Tribune’s finance department beginning in 2005 and was promoted to VP/Strategy last year. All three are deeply involved in the company’s restructuring process.
“It’s impossible to over-emphasize the hard work and long hours that Dave, Dan and Naomi have put in since our Chapter 11 filing in December,” said Don Liebentritt, Tribune’s EVP/General Counsel. “They are strategic thinkers who are talented, creative, and thoroughly dedicated to the long-term success of Tribune.”
Tribune’s publishing division also announced the promotion of Vince Casanova to SVP/Circulation, effective immediately. Casanova has served as VP/Circulation since 2005, and has overseen a number of innovative printing and production changes at the company’s newspapers that have increased efficiency, expanded capacity and generated significant new revenue.