Gannett announces Q1 departure of chief financial officer

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Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that Alison K. Engel, chief financial officer, will depart the company at the end of the first quarter to pursue other opportunities. The board of directors has begun a process to identify and appoint a successor to Engel. Mark Maring, current treasurer of Gannett, is expected to lead the finance function after Engel’s departure until a new chief financial officer is appointed. Maring had most recently served as the treasurer of GateHouse Media for 10 years prior to the merger.

Paul Bascobert, Gannett Media Corp. chief executive officer said, “On behalf of our board and leadership team, we thank Ali for her dedication and invaluable contributions over the past five years. She has been a tireless leader and advocate for our mission and helped us to successfully navigate both a proxy fight and merger this past year. We wish her all the best as she considers her next adventure.”

“I greatly enjoyed my time at Gannett and wish the company nothing but success in the future,” said Engel.

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