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BOSTON GLOBE ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 BOSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard C. Ockerbloom, who began his career at The Boston Globe 45 years ago and has been president of the company since 1986, will step down from that position on July 1, it was announced yesterday by William O. Taylor, Globe publisher and chairman of Affiliated Publications, Inc. (NYSE: AFP), the Globe's parent company. Taylor made the announcement at the company's annual meeting in Boston.
 Ockerbloom, 63, will serve as vice chairman of the Globe until his retirement on Oct. 1.
 Succeeding Ockerbloom as Globe president will be Benjamin B. Taylor, executive vice president, son of the late John I. Taylor, who assumed the same title exactly 30 years ago and served in the capacity until 1975.
 Several other senior management promotion were announced at the meeting as well, all effective July 1:
 -- Stephen E. Taylor, vice president, becomes executive vice president.
 -- Mary Jane Patrone, director of planning and development, advances to vice president of marketing.
 -- Robert T. Murphy, director of information services, becomes vice president/information services.
 -- Michael A. Ide, production director, becomes vice president/production.
 -- Catherine E.C. Henn, Affiliated's corporate counsel, assumes additional responsibilities as the Globe's vice president for legal affairs.
 In his report to the shareholders, Taylor hailed Ockerbloom as "a very special individual" who has made a major contribution to the Globe over the past 45 years. "His loyalty, attention to detail and accessibility and team building have added immeasurable to the success of the paper," he said.
 Ockerbloom joined the Globe in 1948 while attending Northeastern. He started in travel advertising, moved to automotive advertising and then headed national advertising before becoming advertising director in 1983. He was named vice president of marketing and sales in 1978, executive vice president and general manager in 1981 and president in 1986.
 Benjamin Taylor, 46, was named executive vice president on Feb. 1, 1992. A member of the Globe staff since 1972, he has held the posts of assistant managing editor/local news, assistant business editor, general assignment reporter, consumer affairs reporter and political reporter, including covering the White House as a member of the Globe's Washington Bureau. He was named executive editor in 1988 and vice president in 1991. He is a graduate of Harvard.
 Stephen Taylor, 42, has been vice president since 1991. He joined the Globe in 1980 and has been assistant to the business manager, director of information services, assistant business manager and business manager. Taylor has a B.A. from Yale.
 Patrone, 42, was named director of planning and development in May 1992. She came to the Globe in 1976 and was named public affairs manager in 1988. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Patrone worked for a number of social service agencies in Boston and Chicago prior to coming to the Globe.
 Ide, 42, began work at the Globe in 1983 as software engineering manager and was named production director in 1991. Previously, he worked at the Providence Journal as a project engineer and at a Journal subsidiary, Providence Gravure, developing an advanced color page assembly work station with MIT in a special project. Ide has a B.S. in industrial engineering and began his career in the printing industry as a systems engineer with Letterflex Systems in 1973.
 Murphy, 39, has been the Globe's director of information services since July 1986. He started at the Globe in 1973 as an advertising clerk, and has since held the posts of publishing systems operator and manager and assistant director of information services. He has a B.A. from UMass/Boston and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
 Henn, 51, joined the Globe's parent company, Affiliated Publications, Inc., in May 1980 as corporate counsel from the Boston law firm of Bingham Dana & Gould. A graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School, she is a member of the Boston Bar Association and a director of Travelers Aid Society.
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 /CONTACT: Richard P. Gulla, public relations director of The Boston Globe, 617-929-3288/
 (AFP)


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