Dan Adams selected to lead Lee’s Central Illinois Group

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Dan Adams has been appointed president and director of local sales and marketing for the Central Illinois Publishing Group of Lee Enterprises, which includes The Pantagraph in Bloomington, the Herald & Review in Decatur and the Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier in Charleston-Mattoon. Adams currently oversees government and political business development for the company. His new appointment is effective immediately.

“I’m very pleased to be able to introduce Dan to these markets,” Lee Group Publisher Chris White said. “His marketing and leadership experience will be very beneficial for both our business and our clients in this ever-changing media landscape. Dan understands how to effectively use data and insights to drive results for our marketing partners.”

Adams’ has previously served as director of sales at a4 Media, vice president of client services at Altice USA and owner of several local businesses, including a home-care company, lifestyle magazine and a digital agency. He has previously worked with Lee in leadership positions in Billings, Montana; Madison, Wisconsin; and Davenport, Iowa.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to connect and partner with local businesses throughout Central Illinois,” Adams said. “As we accelerate our digital transformation, the most important thing we can do is offer the ‘best in class’ products and services to our readers and advertisers. Our continued growth will rely on our ability to help these community businesses be successful, and I’m grateful to lead our efforts with these new opportunities.”

Adams has served as board member of the Scott County YMCA, the Vera French Mental Health Center and the Davenport One Downtown Partnership. He is originally from Montana and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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