New Executive Hire At LA Times

The appointment was announced this morning. Ed Padgett has the memo from publisher Eddy Hartenstein:

From: Hartenstein, Eddy

To: zzTrbAllHandsLAT; zzMediaGroups

Sent: Wed Jul 29 06:01:35 2009

Subject: Executive Appointment

I am pleased to announce effective immediately that Bill Nagel will be joining the Los Angeles Times, as Executive Vice President/Business Services. In this new role, Bill will focus on growing alternative revenue streams through the marketing and sales of our world-class print distribution system, production services and call center operations to other media entities in Southern California. As part of this role, Bill will assume the leadership of the circulation efforts.

Bill is uniquely qualified for this role, with experience including over seven years at the San Diego Union-Tribune where he was most recently Senior Vice President, Business Channels and oversaw both consumer and advertising revenue development. Prior to that, as Vice President, Circulation and Consumer Marketing, Bill was instrumental in developing and executing the Union-Tribune’s business strategy, including managing the launch of several new revenue-generating products.

Bill began his career in 1988 at the Chicago Tribune where he spent more than 12 years in a variety of sales, circulation, and operations roles.

Please join me in welcoming Bill to the organization.