August 9, 2012
The Dallas Morning News Creates New Chief Revenue Officer Position; Names Company Veteran Dan Phelan
DALLAS - The Dallas Morning News has named Dan Phelan to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer, reporting to Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News.
In this role, Dan will set the strategic direction of DMNmedia, the business-to-business sales and marketing arm of The Dallas Morning News. Under Phelan's leadership, the new position will ensure that advertisers continue to have access to a portfolio of robust solutions on the leading edge of emerging trends in advertising.
Most recently Phelan served for nine years as general manager of preprints, major retail and grocery category for The Dallas Morning News. In addition to overseeing sales initiatives, Phelan's responsibility includes providing innovative direction and selecting technology partners and tools to enhance advertisers' opportunities to reach their customers.
"I am confident that the leadership that Dan will bring to our sales department will ensure that we are a high performing sales organization that is focused on providing solutions and results for our customers," said Moroney.
Phelan joined The Dallas Morning News in 2003 as the director of preprints and TMC, and was soon promoted to general manager. During his tenure, he has led his team to exceed revenue goals annually since 2005. Prior to joining The Dallas Morning News, Phelan held executive and sales positions of increasing responsibility with Advo Inc. for 18 years, and he served three years in the U.S. Navy.
About The Dallas Morning NewsEstablished in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Dia (www.aldiatx.com), the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas; neighborsgo (neighborsgo.com), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read.
To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (www.DMNmedia.com), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and related websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its investments and/or partnerships include Classified Ventures, owner of Cars.com, and the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting David A. Gross, Vice President/Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis, at 214-977-4810.
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