From an internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:
Dick Amberg will be leaving The Washington Times at the end of October after a decade of distinguished service, most recently as our General Manager and Associate Publisher. Dick has been an outstanding leader, colleague and friend to so many of us here and was instrumental in many of the exciting changes we have implemented over the last 18 months. I know you’ll join me in wishing him the very best in his new endeavors.
As part of our continuing effort to streamline the newspaper’s operations, I’ve asked Keith Cooperrider, Chief Financial Officer, to take over Dick’s responsibilities overseeing Facilities and Production. And Frank Grow, Vice President for Strategic Development, will assume overall responsibility for Circulation. That means Mark Frankowski, Director of Facilities and Dave Coleman, Director of Production will both report to Keith while Art Farber, Director of Circulation, will now report to Frank.
Dick will remain with us at least until October 31, 2008 to oversee and assist in this transition.
Dick joined The Washington Times in early 1999 after more than 20 years of distinguished executive service in the newspaper industry. During most of his tenure at the Times, he presided over all business areas of our company and represented the newspaper throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. His loyal dedication to the success of The Washington Times and willingness to always go beyond the call of duty will be deeply missed.
Thomas P. McDevitt
President and Publisher