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Michele Gerlach has been appointed president and publisher of Andalusia Newspapers Inc. Gerlach most recently served as publisher of The Brewton Standard and is a vice president and group manager of Boone Newspapers Inc.

Kerry Whipple Bean has been named president of Brewton Newspapers Inc. and publisher of The Brewton Standard and The Escambia Advertiser. Bean has been editor of The Natchez (Miss.) Democrat since 2003. She succeeds Michele Gerlach.


Randy Harvey has been named sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. Harvey worked as a sports reporter, columnist, and editor for the Times from 1981 to 2004, when he left to become assistant managing editor for sports at The Sun in Baltimore. He succeeds Bill Dwyre, who has held the position for 25 years. Dwyre has been named to the newly created position of executive sports editor.

Loren Nelson has been named sports editor of the North County Times in Escondido. Nelson has served as sports editor of the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald for the past three years. He replaces Gary Hyvonen.

Lisa Leonard has been promoted to classified and national advertising sales director for Gold Country Media, a cluster of newspapers owned by Brehm Communications Inc. of San Diego. Leonard was named advertising director of the Auburn Journal in 2004.


Andrea Porter has been appointed publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. She most recently was associate publisher of Vail Daily. She replaces Mike Bennett, who will now serve as publisher of the Grand Junction Free Press.

Allen Messick has been named managing editor of the MetroWest Newspapers group in Brighton. Messick served as editor of The Unterrified Democrat in Linn, Mo., for two years.


Dave Wilson has been named managing editor of The Miami Herald. Wilson recently served as managing editor for the Herald's Broward bureau and sports.


Timothy J. McNulty has been appointed public editor of the Chicago Tribune. McNulty most recently served as associate managing editor/foreign news. He replaces Don Wycliff.


Angela Geralds has been named editor/ office team leader of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport. Geralds most recently was a graphic artist and reporter for the Mount Vernon Democrat.


Matt Kelsey has been appointed managing editor of the Kansas City Kansan. Kelsey most recently was managing editor of the Maryville Daily Forum.


Doug Caldwell has been named publisher of the Petoskey News-Review. Caldwell has been publisher of the Daily American in Somerset, Pa., since 2002.

Henry Ford has been appointed vice president of advertising for the Detroit Newspaper Partnership. Ford joined the company in 2004 as vice president of market development.


Ben Taylor has been named senior vice president for marketing and communications at the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. He most recently was senior vice president for communications, community affairs, and the Star Tribune Foundation. Karen Larson has been appointed vice president for classified advertising. She most recently was vice president for marketing. Monica Moses has been appointed executive director of product innovation. She most recently served as deputy managing editor for visuals. Mi-Ai Parrish has been named deputy managing editor, a promotion from assistant managing editor for features. …

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