The publisher of Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, Army Times and other government media publications, Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced that Mark Flinn has been named president of Gannett Government Media. Flinn will replace Elaine Howard, who will remain chief executive officer of Gannett Government Media until her retirement at the end of the year. Howard will retire after 28 years of service at Gannett Government Media.
“Mark has had a long and distinguished career in media, gaining extensive leadership and management expertise in digital, print, events, data and television,” said Howard. “Mark is an outstanding communicator and team-builder and will continue the digital transformation and growth of the company.”
“We wish Elaine the very best in the years to come. She has been a leader, not just at Gannett Government Media, but in the government and defense publishing industry,” said Jack Williams, president, Gannett Digital Ventures. “We are grateful for her many contributions and dedication to Gannett Government Media. In addition to helping identify and recruit Mark, Elaine has cultivated an outstanding team of leaders who will help Mark build upon the strong foundation she established.”
Flinn joins Gannett Government Media after serving as director of sales and business development at Investment News, where he was responsible for revenue generation, including the launch of new digital and video offerings. Flinn spent over 25 years at The McGraw-Hill Companies, serving in various roles including many senior-level positions. Flinn was publisher of Aviation Week and vice president of sales for BusinessWeek and BusinessWeek TV. Flinn was also general manager of Penton Aviation.
Flinn graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors in marketing.