Digital First Media Makes Leadership Appointments in Pennsylvania Group
Eric Lamont Mayberry Named VP Sales; Shelley Meenan Named Publisher/GM
New York, NY (December 3, 2012) – Digital First Media, which operates MediaNews Group, Journal Register Company and Digital First Ventures, today named Eric Lamont Mayberry as Journal Register Company’s Regional Vice President of Sales for Pennsylvania and Shelley Meenan as Pennsylvania Publisher and General Manager.
Mr. Mayberry will be responsible for all digital and print advertising sales across the Company’s Pennsylvania group and Mrs. Meenan will lead operations for the group. Both will report directly to Edward Condra, Journal Register Company’s Senior Publisher for Pennsylvania.
“Eric’s knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia market, his proven record as a sales leader and his high level of energy will bolster our sales organization in Pennsylvania. Shelley’s experience with our operations as well as her familiarity with our Pennsylvania team will make her successful in this new role,” said Mr. Condra.
Mr. Mayberry, who most recently served as Vice President Sales for The News Journal Media Group, a Gannett publishing division in Delaware, has nearly 20 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and publishing. Mr. Mayberry is the former President and Publisher of Metro Philadelphia and Director of Advertising for the Philadelphia Daily News.
“Journal Register Company provides tremendous opportunity for businesses to reach a growing audience in and around Greater Philadelphia. I look forward to working with the sales teams across the region to make the most of those opportunities for our advertisers,” said Mr. Mayberry.
Mr. Mayberry, a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, resides in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia with his family.
Mrs. Meenan, who started her career with The Times Herald in Norristown in 1988, has held a number of leadership positions within the Company. Mrs. Meenan holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and is also a graduate of Shippensburg University. She has strong local ties and has lived in Chester County for 20 years.
“Journal Register Company has been successful in creating a network across the Company’s Pennsylvania group that allows our sales, content and distribution teams to work together. I look forward to being able to take that work to the next level and help our teams find new ways to grow and meet customer expectations and demands,” said Mrs. Meenan.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media (www.DigitalFirstMedia.com) is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
About MediaNews Group, Inc.
MediaNews Group, Inc. (www.medianewsgroup.com) is the nation’s second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and more than 100 non-daily publications in 11 states.
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company’s more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
About Digital First Ventures
Digital First Ventures (DFV) is focused on helping media entrepreneurs incubate, accelerate and validate their start-up companies in the news, content, sales and audience development space. As a division of Digital First Media – which operates more than 800 media products serving 61.5 million customers each month and annual revenues of more than $1.4 billion – DFV is ideally suited to accelerate value creation for media start-ups.
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Vice President Media Relations & Employee Communications
Digital First Media