People: Journal Communications Inc (JRN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Smith

63 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Andre Fernandez

44 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Jason Graham

40 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Elizabeth Brenner

58 2006 Executive Vice President

Mary Taibl

58 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Marty Ozolins

42 2014 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Karen Trickle

56 1999 Vice President, Treasurer

William Kaiser

62 2010 Vice President

Royce Miles

45 2010 Vice President

Michael O'Brien

51 2011 Vice President

Faith Perkins

42 2012 Vice President

James Prather

55 1999 Vice President

Steven Wexler

52 2007 Vice President

David Drury

65 2008 Lead Independent Director

Dean Blythe

54 2013 Independent Director

Jonathan Newcomb

66 2005 Independent Director

Mary Stanek

57 2003 Independent Director

Owen Sullivan

55 2007 Independent Director

Jeanette Tully

65 2005 Independent Director

Angela Lois

Director - Financial Planning & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Smith

Mr. Steven J. Smith is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Communications Inc. Mr. Smith was elected Chief Executive Officer in March 1998 and Chairman of the Board in December 1998. Mr. Smith served as President from 1992 to 1998, and added the title of Chief Operating Officer in 1996. President was again added to his title in 2010, a title that he held until February 6, 2012. Mr. Smith has been a director of the Company since May 2003 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Smith was a director of predecessor company since June 1987. Mr. Smith is also a director of Badger Meter, Inc., where he is chair of the compensation and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit and compliance committee.

Andre Fernandez

Mr. Andre J. Fernandez has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of Journal Communications Inc., effective March 2014. Mr. Fernandez was elected President in February 2012, Executive Vice President in October 2008 and Chief Financial Officer in November 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. Fernandez held financial leadership positions with the General Electric Company (GE) since 1997, and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Telemundo Communications Group, Inc., a U.S. Spanish-language television network and a wholly-owned division of NBC Universal.

Jason Graham

Mr. Jason R. Graham is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. He has been Chief Financial Officer effective March 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Graham held financial leadership positions with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., a national owner and operator of senior living communities, since October 2006 where he most recently served as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Graham has also previously held financial leadership positions with KPMG LLP, GE Healthcare and APW Ltd and is a certified public accountant.

Elizabeth Brenner

Ms. Elizabeth Brenner is Executive Vice President of Journal Communications Inc. Ms. Brenner was elected Executive Vice President in December 2004. In addition, Ms. Brenner is Chief Operating Officer of publishing businesses and has been President of Journal Sentinel, Inc. and Publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since January 2005. Ms. Brenner was Publisher of The News Tribune, a Tacoma, Washington publication of the McClatchy Company, from 1998 to December 2004.

Mary Taibl

Ms. Mary Hill Taibl is Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Journal Communications Inc. She was elected Senior Vice President and General Counsel in May 2003, Secretary in January 2008 and Chief Compliance Officer in April 2005. Prior thereto, she served as Vice President and General Counsel-Business Services since July 2001. She was General Counsel Americas, GE Medical Systems, a developer and manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment, from January 1999 to July 2001.

Marty Ozolins

Mr. Marty V. Ozolins is appointed as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Journal Communications Inc., effective July 8, 2014. Prior to his election, Mr. Ozolins served as the Company’s Publishing Controller and Assistant Controller. Mr. Ozolins has held the title of Assistant Controller since 2011 and the title of Publishing Controller since 2009. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Ozolins led the Company’s internal audit function. Mr. Ozolins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Karen Trickle

Ms. Karen O. Trickle is Vice President, Treasurer of Journal Communications Inc. Ms. Trickle was elected Treasurer in December 1996 and Vice President in March 1999.

William Kaiser

Mr. William M. Kaiser is Vice President of Journal Communications Inc. In addition, Mr. Kaiser has been Senior Vice President of Journal Sentinel, Inc. and Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1997. Prior thereto, he was Managing Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal.

Royce Miles

Mr. Royce A. Miles is Vice President of Journal Communications Inc. In addition, Mr. Miles has been Executive Vice President and General Manager of the publishing businesses since September 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. Miles held other positions within Journal Sentinel, Inc. since October 1998.

Michael O'Brien

Mr. Michael O'Brien is Vice President of Journal Communications, Inc. Prior thereto, he served as VP Information Systems at InfuScience, Inc., a privately held national home infusion provider, since April 2006. Mr. O’Brien was Director of IT for Jefferson Wells International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manpower Inc., from January 2003 to April 2006, the North American Director of IT for Datex-Ohmeda, a manufacturer of anesthesia and critical care medical equipment, from September 2001 to January 2003, and the VP CIO at Alterra Healthcare, a national provider of assisted living services, from December 1998 to August 2001.

Faith Perkins

Ms. Faith E. Perkins, is Vice President of Journal Communications, Inc. Prior thereto, Ms. Perkins various human resources leadership positions at Cox Media Group, a privately held media entity, since 2006, where she most recently served as regional vice president human resources. Ms. Perkins has also previously held positions as vice president of human resources for Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co., and also served in a human resources leadership capacity with Fidelity Investments and DNA Enterprises, and staffing manager at Fidelity Investments.

James Prather

Mr. James P. Prather is Vice President of Journal Communications Inc. In addition, Mr. Prather has been Executive Vice President, Television and Radio Operations of Journal Broadcast Group since April 2005 and President of News and Vice President and General Manager of KTNV-TV since August 2003. He was Senior Vice President and President of News, Journal Broadcast Group from August 2003 to April 2005. Mr. Prather was President-Television, Journal Broadcast Group from December 1998 to August 2003 and General Manager of WTMJ-TV from 1995 to August 2003.

Steven Wexler

Mr. Steven H. Wexler is Vice President of Journal Communications Inc. In addition, Mr. Wexler has been Executive Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group since January 2007. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Wexler was Senior Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group and he held other positions within Journal Broadcast Group from 1993 to 2004.

David Drury

Mr. David J. Drury is Lead Independent Director of Journal Communiacations Inc., since August 2003. He has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Poblocki Sign Company LLC since May 1, 2011. Prior to being appointed Chairman, Mr. Drury served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Poblocki Sign Company LLC from July 1999 until May 1, 2011. Poblocki Sign Company LLC is a privately held architectural exterior and interior sign company located in West Allis, Wisconsin. Mr. Drury is a Certified Public Accountant, a former partner of Price Waterhouse and served as a business consultant from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Drury is a director and member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and chair of the audit committee at Plexus Corp. and a member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the human resources, nominating and corporate governance and finance committees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Dean Blythe

Mr. Dean H. Blythe is Independent Director of Journal Communications, Inc. He has been managing director of TDF Ventures, LLC, an advisory and investment firm, since January 2009. Prior to TDF, Mr. Blythe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harte-Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to businesses globally, from July 2007 until December 2008, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 until 2007 and as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2001 until 2003. Before Harte-Hanks, Mr. Blythe served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel & Secretary of Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. and its predecessor, Argyle Television, from 1997 until 2000 and as Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel & Secretary from 1994 until 1997. Mr. Blythe was the first employee of Argyle Television and grew the company from a private start up to a publicly held enterprise. Mr. Blythe serves on the Board of Directors of Total Outdoor Corp., where he is chair of the Compensation Committee and also currently serves as its Co-President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Blythe is a former member of the Board of Directors of Argyle Security, Inc., where he served as chair of the Audit Committee, and Harte-Hanks, Inc.

Jonathan Newcomb

Mr. Jonathan Newcomb is Independent Director of Journal Communications Inc., since February 2005. He is currently a Managing Director at the New York investment firm Coady Diemar Partners, with which he first became affiliated in November 2004. Mr. Newcomb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambium Learning, an education company located in Boston, from January 2006 until April 2007. Prior to that, he was a principal at Leeds Equity Partners, a New York private equity firm that invests primarily in information, education and training businesses. Mr. Newcomb served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Simon & Schuster from 1994 until 2002. He also held positions as President and Chief Operating Officer and President of the Professional Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster from 1989 until 1994. Prior to that, he was President of McGraw-Hill’s Financial Information Group (S&P). Mr. Newcomb is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Newcomb is also a director and member of the audit committee at United Business Media and Chairman of the Board at Swets and Zeitlinger Group B.V. in The Netherlands.

Mary Stanek

Ms. Mary Ellen Stanek is Independent Director of Journal Communications Inc., since August 2003. She has served as President of Baird Funds, Inc., a registered investment company, since September 2000, and Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, since March 2000. Previously, Ms. Stanek was President of Firstar Funds, Inc., also a registered investment company, from December 1998 to March 2000, and President and Chief Executive Officer (from November 1998 to February 2000) and President and Chief Operating Officer (from March 1994 to November 1998) of Firstar Investment Research & Management Company, LLC. Ms. Stanek is a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Ms. Stanek was a director of company's predecessor company since June 2002. Ms. Stanek is also a director of Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated, Baird Financial Corporation, Baird Holding Company, the West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, and Wisconsin Energy Corporation, where she is a member of the finance committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees and the audit and finance committees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Owen Sullivan

Mr. Owen J. Sullivan is Independent Director of Journal Communications Inc., since July 10, 2007. He is President, Specialty Brands, for ManpowerGroup, a professional staffing and business services firm, where he serves in multiple roles including Chief Executive Officer of both Right Management, a global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle, and Experis, a global services provider specializing in information technology, engineering, finance and accounting, and healthcare. Mr. Sullivan also serves as leader of ManpowerGroup’s global sales organization. Mr. Sullivan has been with ManpowerGroup since 2003 when he joined as Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Wells, a subsidiary which has subsequently been integrated into Experis. Prior thereto, Mr. Sullivan was President of the Financial Services Group—Metavante Corporation, a provider of banking and payments technologies, from 1999 to 2001 and also served as an independent consultant from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Jeanette Tully

Ms. Jeanette Tully is Independent Director of Journal Communications Inc., since February 2005. She currently serves as Trustee for the Aloha Station Trust LLC. Prior to the Aloha Station Trust LLC, Ms. Tully was President and CEO of Radiovisa Corporation. Prior to Radiovisa Corporation, Ms. Tully was with Entravision Communications Corporation, where she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Entravision in 1996, Ms. Tully was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Broadcasting Company before its sale to Infinity Broadcasting in early 1996. From 1986 to 1994, Ms. Tully was Vice President of Communications Equity Associates, Inc., a media investment banking and brokerage firm. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of Harte-Hanks Communications’ Broadcasting and Entertainment Division. Ms. Tully is a Certified Public Accountant.

Angela Lois

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