May 7, 2007
Journal Promotes Nauman and Stone
Providence, R.I. - The Providence Journal announces management personnel changes that will further improve the company's print and online products for customers in southern New England.
Barbara J. Nauman, of West Warwick, has been promoted to senior director of consumer marketing. She will be in charge of all home-delivered sales and customer services for both single copy and home delivery for The Providence Journal. Nauman also will continue to oversee the company's Promotion Department.
"Barbara Nauman has done an excellent job promoting and marketing The Providence Journal and projo.com to all our customers. She will extend her considerable marketing and management talents by adding direct responsibilities for our home-delivered newspaper sales and customer service," said Mark T. Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of The Providence Journal Company.
Nauman, who joined The Providence Journal Company in 1989, has worked in various capacities within the newspaper's Promotion Department. She has served as promotion director since 1996. Before then, she was promotion manager, community affairs manager and a promotion specialist. Prior to joining the Journal, she was the promotion manager for the former Transcript-Telegram, in Holyoke, Mass., and a reporter for The Transcript, in North Adams, Mass.
Nauman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Communications from North Adams State College (now the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), in North Adams, Mass., and has completed executive management programs at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and The American Press Institute. This May, she will receive an M.B.A. in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University.
Rex Stone, of Johnston, has been promoted to director of operations engineering. In his new position, Stone will manage the newspaper's production facility and large capital projects. He will report directly to Wayne D. Pelland, vice president of operations for The Providence Journal Company.
"Rex has played a vital role in the day-to-day activities of the Operations Department and his engineering and operations expertise will allow for even more enhanced efficiency within the department," said Pelland.
Stone joined The Providence Journal Company in 1993 as operations engineering manager and most recently served as assistant director of operations engineering. Prior to that, he was senior engineer at KBA-Motter in York, Pa.; a project engineer at Teepak in Danville, Ill.; and a design engineer at Chicago's Goss Company.
Stone has degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering administration from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
About the Journal:
The Providence Journal is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,100 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas). The company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.