By: E&P Staff
USA Today Wednesday named Brad Jones as senior vice president of circulation, succeeding Larry Lindquist who is retiring after more than 29 years with Gannett and its flagship daily.
Jones had been USA Today’s vice president of business operations.
“Brad has been with USA TODAY for 22 years and is the ideal choice for this transition. He brings valuable business operations and circulation experience, a deep understanding of our markets and a competitive spirit for quickly building on our circulation successes. Larry’s tenure built the largest print circulation newspaper in the country and we have no doubt that Brad will continue that legacy with his dedication to the newspaper,” David L. Hunke, USA Today president and publisher, said in a statement.
Jones joined USA Today as controller of the Carolinas circulation market in 1988. “In 1990, he was promoted to business manager of the National Customer Service Center in Silver Spring, Md., where he helped develop USA Today’s core business and distribution systems – which are still in use today,” the newspaper’s announcement said.
Jones was promoted in 1997 to general manager of USA Today’s Dallas circulation market, where he was responsible for sales and distribution in Texas, Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In March 2000, he was named circulation vice president of USA Today’s Midwest circulation region, and named vice president of the West region in 2005. Earlier this year, Jones was named vice president of business operations and was responsible for setting up the new National Business Operations Center in Charlotte, N.C.