By: Editorial Services
JOHN W. MADIGAN, president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Tribune Co., was elected chairman by the company’s board of directors Dec. 12.
He assumes his new title of chairman, president and CEO of Tribune Co. on Jan. 1.
Madigan, 58, succeeds retiring chairman Charles T. Brumback, 67. Last May, Brumback stepped down as CEO.
Madigan joined the Tribune Co. in 1975 as vice president/finance and a board member after a career as a financial analyst and investment banker. He was appointed executive vice president in 1981.
He was appointed president and CEO of Tribune Co. on Jan. 1, 1989 and the following year was named publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
In August 1991, Madigan was named president and CEO of the newly formed Tribune Newspaper Company, which operated the company’s four newspapers and its Tribune Media Services syndicate. The group’s name was changed to Tribune Publishing Company in 1993, and during Madigan’s tenure, acquired three interactive multimedia and educational publishers: Contemporary Books, Compton’s New Media and the Wright Group.
Madigan was named president and chief operating officer of Tribune Co. in May 1994 and added the title of CEO on May 30, 1995.
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