Deborah Anselm moves from GM of Times Media Company to publisher Quad City Times
Anselm was named general manager of The Times in 2013 and added the role of vice president of sales and marketing in 2014
DAVENPORT, Iowa – October 26, 2015 — Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 50 markets, has promoted Deborah Anselm, general manager of Times Media Company, to publisher of the Quad City Times. She succeeds Greg Veon, who is retiring after nearly 40 years with Lee.
“The Quad City Times has long been a vital part of community and commerce in the Quad Cities area,” Anselm said. “It’s truly an honor to be named publisher of a newspaper with such a deep and storied past in Lee Enterprises. I’m eager to begin work with my new colleagues and become involved in the Quad Cities community.”
Anselm was named general manager of The Times in 2013 and added the role of vice president of sales and marketing in 2014. Her career with the company also includes director of marketing, general manager of Porter County operations and retail advertising manager.
“Deborah is a strong, energetic leader who has contributed greatly to the success of Lee,” said Kevin Mowbray, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “She is coming from one of Lee’s top performing markets, and I’m confident she has the skill and experience to lead the Quad City Times to the same level of excellence and further strengthen Lee as a whole.”
Times Media Company was named Lee Enterprise of the Year in 2014.
“She also will be a wonderful asset to the Quad Cities,” Mowbray added. “Deborah has served her local community in Indiana with great passion and commitment. I’m looking forward to the contributions she’s sure to make here.”
Anselm has been active in a number of community development and charitable organizations. She is the current chair of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Getting Results Porter County Community Task Force and the Valparaiso Community Schools Building Advisory Committee.
Her current active board memberships include: Porter Starke Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County; Opportunity Enterprises; and the Pink Ribbon Society. Anselm has also served on the board of directors for the American Cancer Society and the Valparaiso Park Foundation.
Anselm is a 1987 graduate of Indiana University. She and her husband, Scott, have three children.