GateHouse Names New CFO

By: E&P Staff

Community newspaper publisher GateHouse Media Inc. named Melinda A. Janik senior vice president and CFO Thursday.

Janik, a CPA, was most recently an officer, vice president and controller of Paychex Inc., the national payroll and human resources services company headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., near GateHouse’s Fairport headquarters.

This is the second major executive appointment GateHouse has announced in recent days. Kirk Davis was named president and COO.

“Melinda’s appointment, combined with Kirk Davis’ appointment … last week, gives us a seasoned and solid management team to help lead the company through these challenging economic times,” CEO Michael Reed said in a statement.

Before joining Paychex, Janik was senior vice president and CFO for Glimcher Realty Trust, and vice president and treasurer of NCR Corporation. She began her career with Price Waterhouse.

Janik replaces Mark R. Thompson, who resigned in August for personal reasons.

Mark Maring, who had been interim CFO, will remain with the company as treasurer and vice president of investor relations and strategic development.

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