Executive Leadership

Kirk Davis
Chief Executive Officer, GateHouse Media

Kirk Davis was named CEO of GateHouse Media in 2014. Kirk joined the company in 2006 as the leader of its New England operations and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of GateHouse Media in 2009. Prior to joining GateHouse, Kirk was CEO of Enterprise News Media LLC in Quincy, Mass.  From 1995-2001, he held a variety of positions with Community Newspaper Company, a division of Fidelity Investments, where he served as President from 1998-2001.  Previously, Kirk held a variety of senior management positions with Ingersoll Publications and Thomson Newspapers. He began his career at the Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette, his hometown paper. Kirk currently sits on the boards of the Associated Press and the News Media Alliance of America. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Local Media Association and previously served on the board of the Alliance for Audited Media.

Paul Ameden
Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer

Paul Ameden joined the company in 2006 and has served as CIO since 2011. He oversees all of the company’s data centers and enterprise financial and newspaper systems applications.  Additionally, Paul is responsible for transitioning acquired properties onto GateHouse Media technology platforms.

Bill Church
Senior Vice President of News

Bill Church is a two-time Pulitzer jurist, and joined GateHouse in 2013 as the executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He recently served as southeast regional editor for GateHouse.

Keri Curtis
Senior Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer

As GateHouse Media’s Chief Accounting Officer, Keri Curtis oversees all of the company’s accounting functions, including the management of field financial operations, centralized accounts payable, payroll, consolidation and public company reporting.

Jay Fogarty
Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

Jay plays a lead role in GateHouse Media’s M&A activities, from initial due diligence to interim leadership of acquired properties. Additionally, he contributes to GateHouse’s efforts to establish new revenue streams, especially in the digital space.

Bradley M. Harmon
President of Central U.S. Publishing Operations

Bradley M. Harmon was appointed President and Publisher of the Dispatch Media Group covering The Columbus Dispatch and its comprehensive portfolio of print and digital products in October 2015. Brad also serves as GateHouse Media’s President of Central U.S. Operations, with oversight responsibility for newspapers in eight states.

Peter Newton
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER, GATEHOUSE MEDIA / CEO, UPCURVE

As CEO of UpCurve, Peter Newton is charged with identifying, building and scaling new business opportunities that leverage GateHouse Media’s core strengths. Currently, those businesses include ThriveHive, GateHouse Auto and BestRide.com, W-Systems and ViWO…

Adam Reinebach
CEO and President, BridgeTower Media

Adam joined GateHouse Media in February 2016 to lead the company’s business-to-business media division. The group’s 39 print and digital publications, web sites and affiliated events cover the legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors across 17 U.S. markets.

Rebecca Roth
Vice President, Strategy and Planning

Becca Roth joined GateHouse Media in 2012 and serves as Vice President of Strategy and Planning. She works closely with the company’s content, product and revenue teams on strategic initiatives, with particular focus on digital. Becca also works closely with the executive team on the definition, prioritization and communication of corporate goals and strategy.

Polly Grunfeld Sack
General Counsel/Senior Vice President/Secretary

Polly Grunfeld Sack joined GateHouse Media as its chief legal officer in May 2006 after 14 years with sports, media and entertainment company IMG. From 2001 until joining GateHouse, she served as IMG’s Senior Vice President and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Denee Stirpe
Vice President/Human Resources

Denee Stirpe joined GateHouse Media in August of 2015. As Vice President of Human Resources, she’s responsible for strategy and execution as they relate to the company’s people management and overall culture.

Bernie Szachara
President of Eastern U.S. Publishing Operations

As head of GateHouse Media’s Eastern Division, Bernie Szachara oversees 47 daily newspapers, more than a hundred weekly and niche publications and 234 associated digital websites. Additionally, he manages the centralized commercial print operations and third-party distribution services for all GateHouse properties.

Jason Taylor
President of Western U.S. Publishing Operations

In addition to overseeing GateHouse Media publications in the Western Division, Taylor is President of GateHouse Live, its experiential marketing division. GateHouse Live produces expos and other events in cities throughout the country. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community papers, including 124 daily newspapers, along with over 485 affiliated websites.

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