By: Editorial Staff
AMPERSAND LLC, THE electronic publishing company formed by Editor & Publisher Co. in conjunction with Houston-based Telescan Inc., has hired Dennis O’Neill as vice president of operations.
The appointment coincides with the completion phase of development of the online service. O’Neill’s primary responsibility will be launching the Ampersand product line in the newspaper and advertising industries.
Prior to joining Ampersand, O’Neill was president and CEO of TV Update Inc., a weekly television supplement carried by 100 U.S. dailies. There, he developed a national advertising program, introduced a four-color magazine, and orchestrated the 1990 buyout of TV Update from Scripps Howard’s United Media.
O’Neill earlier had risen through the ranks at United Media, starting as a financial analyst and eventually becoming general manager. He began his career as a financial auditor with Chase Manhattan Bank, after receiving a B.S. degree in accounting from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Ampersand managing director D. Colin Phillips said, “We’re excited about the launch of Ampersand, and we feel that Dennis’ experience in the newspaper and advertising industries is well suited to ensuring the success of the project.”
O’Neill and his wife, Maureen, live in Valley Cottage, N.Y., with their three children.