Charles Arms named director of corporate communications at Lee Enterprises
Arms succeeds Dan Hayes, who has retired as a vice president after 45 years with the company
DAVENPORT, Iowa – May 29, 2015 — Charles Arms, whose career includes reporting, editing, information technology, finance and advertising, has been promoted from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to the corporate office of Lee Enterprises as director of corporate communications.
He succeeds Dan Hayes, who has retired as a vice president after 45 years with Lee.
Mary Junck, Lee chairman and chief executive officer, said Arms will become a member of the executive team, responsible for leading all aspects of internal and external corporate communications.
“Charles has a breadth of experience that we’re thrilled to have in this role,” Junck said. “He’s excelled in so many areas of our industry. He’ll be a great asset to the executive team and a wonderful communications director.”
Arms, 45, joined the sports department of Post-Dispatch in 1998, advancing to director of newsroom administration, where he led the business operations of the newsroom as well as computer-assisted reporting, news research and newsroom technology. He became director of advertising strategy in 2006. Previously, he held a number of positions at the former Nashville Banner including executive sports editor. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, and also a member of the board of stewards of First Baptist Church Harvester in St. Charles, Missouri. He and his wife, Darlena, have three children.