Journal Communications Names Jason Graham Chief Financial Officer
The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing
President Andre Fernandez named Chief Operating Officer, assumes
leadership of Broadcast and Publishing
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 11, 2014--Journal Communications
(NYSE: JRN), a diversified media company with operations in television
and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media, today announced
that Jason Graham has been named Senior Vice President of Finance and
Controller, effective immediately, and Chief Financial Officer,
effective upon the filing of Journal’s 2013 Form 10-K. Graham will
report to Steven J. Smith, Chairm
an and CEO of Journal Communications.
Graham has served as Journal Communications’ Vice President/Controller
since June 2012. He was formerly Vice President and Corporate Controller
at Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., the largest owner and operator of
senior living communities in the U.S. Prior to that role, Graham held
roles as senior manager at KPMG LLP, Assistant Controller with GE
Healthcare, and Corporate Accounting Manager at APW, Ltd. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Marquette University and is a
certified public accountant.
“As Journal’s Vice President/Controller, Jason has done an excellent job
leading our Accounting, Billing, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Tax
teams. He has also contributed to our strategic planning and growth
initiatives, which will continue to be an integral part of his expanded
role as CFO,” Smith said.
In addition to overseeing the Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Investor
Relations and Tax teams, Graham will also assume responsibility for
corporate Information Technology operations.
Andre Fernandez, President of Journal Communications, has also been
named Chief Operating Officer, effective upon the filing of Journal’s
2013 Form 10-K. He will now assume operational oversight of the
company’s Publishing and Broadcast segments. Elizabeth Brenner,
President and Publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Executive
Vice President of Journal Communications, will report to Fernandez.
Debbie Turner, Executive Vice President of Television, and Steve Wexler,
Executive Vice President of Radio, will continue to report to Fernandez.
Fernandez also assumes expanded corporate responsibilities, including
Corporate Human Resources.
Said Smith: “We are very fortunate to have such talented people at
Journal that allow us to consistently and confidently promote people
from within our own organization to positions of increased
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements related
to our business that are based on current expectations. Forward-looking
statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties,
including changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
expectations expressed in forward-looking statements. All
forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of
their inherent uncertainty. Our written policy on forward-looking
statements can be found on our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was
founded in 1882. We are a diversified media company with operations in
television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. We own
and operate 13 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the
only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and
several community newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin. Our interactive
media assets build on our strong publishing and broadcasting brands.
CONTACT:Journal CommunicationsAndre Fernandez, 414-224-2884PresidentorAngela
Lois, 414-224-2633Director of Investor Relations
The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. Journal Communications next reports earnings on March 03, 2014.
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