MCLEAN, Va., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today Melinda Vonderahe has been named president and publisher of the St. Cloud (MN) Times and Times Media. Vonderahe was previously regional market development/digital director based in Appleton (WI) for Gannett Wisconsin Media, which consists of 10 media companies across the state.
"We are thrilled Melinda is bringing her unique blend of consumer and business-to-business marketing skills to St. Cloud, where she will be a great asset to the community," said Robert Dickey, president of U.S. Community Publishing at Gannett. "Melinda has a nearly two decade history of outstanding performance at Gannett and I'm excited to promote her to lead the St. Cloud Times and Times Media."
"I am proud and pleased to bring Melinda to St. Cloud as publisher. She's a terrific strategist, community-involved leader and a forward thinker. She understands our mission and will build upon it at Times Media," said Laura Hollingsworth, U.S. Community Publishing Central group president at Gannett.
Prior to her work in Wisconsin, Vonderahe spent eleven years at the Cincinnati Enquirer. There, she served in numerous marketing capacities, including playing a key role in the successful launches of a young reader lifestyle publication and Cincinnati.com.Melinda earned her BBA in Marketing/Management from the University of Cincinnati and her MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, from Xavier University. She will be moving to St. Cloud with her husband Adam and three children. About Gannett Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/PH28972LOGO)