By: E&P Staff
Michael R. Gulledge, publisher of the Billings (Mont.) Gazette and a group publisher in Montana and Wyoming, has been elected a vice president of Lee Enterprises.
Gulledge, 45, is currently responsible for Lee newspapers and publishing operations in Billings, Helena, and Butte, Mont., and in Casper, Wyoming.
Gulledge began his career as a college intern at The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale. He was appointed advertising manager at The Southern in 1988.
In 1990, he became advertising manager of the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill., and in 1992 he became the advertising manager of the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa. He returned to Decatur in 1997 as general manager, and was appointed publisher in 1998.
Gulledge was named publisher of the Billings Gazette in 2000. In February 2002, He assumed responsibility for the group in February 2002.