MANITOWOC - Bill Nusbaum and Bill Hackney were promoted to leadership roles for Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers' Manitowoc Group on Monday.
...Nusbaum, president and publisher of the Green Bay Press Gazette, will take on the added responsibility of president and publisher of the Manitowoc Group, which includes the Herald Times Reporter and the Lakeshore Chronicle.
All three newspapers are owned by the Gannett Co.
replaces Gary Omernick, who last week was named president and publisher of the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer.
The Herald Times Reporter is Manitowoc's oldest daily newspaper and the Lakeshore Chronicle
is a twice-weekly publication that has been in existence for 29 years.
...Nusbaum has been president and publisher of the Press-Gazette for 10 years.A native of De Pere and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism, Nusbaum spent 12 years with the Chicago Tribune as marketing services manager and in other sales positions.He then became advertising manager for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and later helped start a direct-mail weekly newspaper in the Twin Cities area. Nusbaum joined Gannett in 1986 as advertising director of the Press-Gazette.In 1988, he was promoted to vice president of advertising sales for Gannett, and in 1992 was named publisher of the Press-Gazette.
"I am pleased to be given the additional responsibility of the Herald Times Reporter and the Lakeshore Chronicle, which have long-standing commitments to readers and advertisers and deep local roots.It's with a great deal of pride I begin this position of caretaker for these well-respected publications." Nusbaum
would split his
duties between Manitowoc and Green Bay.
..."Day after day, Bill Hackney has proven himself to be a good manager," Nusbaum said.
"This arrangement will allow us to leverage the resources of two newspapers in contiguous markets to create stronger local newspapers for each community," Nusbaum