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Publishers: At Journal Register Co.'s Connecticut Cluster, Tom Wiley has been named senior publisher and publisher of the company's New Haven Register; previously, he was publisher of Lee's Suburban Journals in St. Louis, president of STL Distribution Services and vice president of sales at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, jobs he'd held since February, 2008 and 2005, respectively. Earlier, Wiley did 2-3/4 years as sales director at Lee HQ in Davenport, Iowa, and before that was ad manager at New York's Buffalo News from 2000-2003. He started his career as an ad executive at Gannett's Lansing State Journal in Michigan. ... At MediaNews Group's Pennsylvania paper, the Lebanon Daily News, Scott Downs has been named publisher; previously, he was a regional account executive with Adams Outdoor Advertising of Champaign, Ill., a job he'd held for a little more than three years. Earlier, Downs was sales director at Illini Media Co. (Daily Illini, WPGU-FM, et al.), also in Champaign; before that he did a three-year stint as ad director at MediaNews' Evening Sun of Hanover, Pa., and from 1996-2001 he was retail ad manager at the company's operations in York, Pa. Downs got his start in media as a producer of cable TV and radio commercials and worked as an account executive at WQXA-FM in York from 1995-1996. ... At the Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Clark Gilbert has been named president and chief executive; he remains president and CEO of Deseret Digital Media, a job he's held since October. Earlier, Gilbert was associate academic vice president at Brigham Young University -- Idaho, in Rexburg, a job he held from 2006-2009 and before that he was an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School from 2001-2006. Gilbert has also served as a director of Innosight LLC of Watertown, Mass, since 2001 and as a director at Lead Media Partners LLC of Draper, Utah, since 2007. News Publisher Jim Wall and Editor Joe Cannon will now report to Gilbert. ...

Florida editors: At the Daily Commercial in Leesburg, Gary Maitland has been named managing editor; previously, he was the managing editor of Texas' Baytown Sun, a job he'd held for two years. Earlier, Maitland was local editor and general manager of a group of weeklies at Gannett's Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama from 2005-2008. Before that, the 30-year newspaper veteran ran newsrooms in New Braunfels, Texas, Taos, N.M., Steamboat Springs, Colo., Winter Haven, Fla., Columbus, Miss., and Corinth, Miss. He began his career as a reporter at his hometown paper in Humboldt, Tenn. ... At the Miami Herald, Aminda "Mindy" Marques Gonzalez has been named managing editor; previously, she was senior editor for news, a job she'd held for 15 months. Marques joined the Herald straight out of college in 1986, working her way up from reporter to deputy metro editor. From 2002-2007, Marques was the Miami bureau chief for People Magazine. She returned to the paper as associate editor for multimedia and later served as features and Sunday editor from 2007-2009. ... At Florida's St. Petersburg Times, Neil Brown has been named editor; previously, he was executive editor, a job he'd held since 2004. Earlier, Brown as was vice president and managing editor, jobs he'd held for three and nine years, respectively. At the Times since 1993, Brown was the managing editor of Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., then an affiliate of the St. Petersburg paper, starting in 1989 and before that was with the Miami Herald. Brown replaces Paul Tash, who remains chairman and chief executive, jobs he has held since 2004. ...

Newsroom names: At the Baltimore Sun, Mary Corey has been named senior vice president and director of content; previously, she was head of print, a newsroom job she'd held since April 2009. Earlier, the 23-year Sun veteran had spent five years as assistant managing editor for features and before that was a national correspondent, deputy national editor, lifestyle editor and a features reporter. She started at the paper as an intern on the Sunday magazine while still in college. Corey replaces J. Montgomery Cook, who left in March to become a lecturer for an experimental digital news and audience research effort at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... #
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