Tribune Co. Ups Several Key Players

Chicago media giant Tribune Co. has promoted several key executives in its corporate, development, marketing, technology and circulation areas.

Steve Gable, who had been senior vice president/chief technology officer since joining Tribune last year, was named executive vice president/ chief technology officer.

David Eldersveld, senior counsel/mergers and acquisitions since 2005, was named senior vice president/deputy counsel & corporate secretary.

Dan Kazan, who joined Tribune in 1998 as counsel for mergers and acquisitions and was named vice president/development in 2005, was promoted to senior vice president/development.

Naomi Sachs was named senior vice president/strategy. “Steve, Dave, Dan and Naomi are important players within the company and are an important part of Tribune’s leadership team of the future,” Gerry Spector, Tribune executive vice president/ chief administration officer, said in a prepared statement. “They are team players and are helping to drive essential change throughout Tribune — change that makes us more innovative, more responsive to our customers and more efficient.”

In addition, Tribune’s publishing division announced the promotion of Vince Casanova to senior vice president/circulation, effective immediately.

Casanova has served as vice president/circulation since 2005, and has overseen a number of innovative printing and production changes at the company’s newspapers that have “increased efficiency, expanded capacity and generated significant new revenue,” the announcement said.