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Jeffery S. Galt Takes over at Knight-Ridder Information, Inc

Magazine article Information Today

Jeffery S. Galt Takes over at Knight-Ridder Information, Inc

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Knight-Ridder chairman and chief executive officer Tony Ridder announced October 21 appointment of Jeffery S. Galt to the position of president of Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. Galt, who has been KRI's vice president and COO, assumed his new responsibilities immediately. He took over for Patrick J. Tierney, who has left the company.

Galt, 40, has been with Knight-Ridder Information for three years. Prior to joining the company, he was executive vice president of Strategic Mortgage Services, the nation's largest real estate information service. From 1982 to 1992, he held a number of management positions for TRW Information Services, including vice president of sales and operations, vice president of marketing and planning, and vice president and general manager of TRW Appraisal Services.

In making the announcement, Ridder said, "Jeff is an excellent executive. He has a hands-on style, the respect of his staff, knowledge of the business, a passion for its potential, and the commitment to make it succeed. Very recently, we have made strategic change in the direction of this business by putting its products on the World Wide Web, making them more easily accessible to the end-user market. …

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