Jeannie Parent named publisher of Digital First Media newspapers in Michigan
Parent, a Michigan native, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Digital First Media Corporate Division
Denver, CO – February 6, 2015 – Digital First Media the second largest newspaper group in the United States, today named Jeannie Parent Publisher of the Michigan Region which operates four daily media properties including The Oakland Press and The Macomb Daily along with 30 weeklies across the state of Michigan.
“Jeannie’s experience in the Michigan market, coupled with her fluency in all aspects of advertising sales will add depth to the Michigan team. Her management experience positions the Michigan Group to accelerate revenue growth and execute on the business plan,” said Guy Gilmore, Executive Vice President of Digital First Media East.
Parent, a Michigan native, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Digital First Media Corporate Division and brings more than 25 years of international experience in the media business. She has held both local and national positions in the United States and Canada. She began her career in Windsor, Ontario as National Advertising Manager for CanWest Media. She has also held several positions including Senior Sales Director of Major Retail Advertising for the Detroit Media Partnership, Advertising Director for the Observer and Eccentric Newspaper group in the Detroit market.
Parent has four daughters and will relocate to her home state of Michigan with her husband Ron.