Two Promotions at ‘Baltimore Sun’

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By: E&P Staff

Baltimore Sun Publisher Denise E. Palmer announced two appointments at the newspaper Tuesday.

Timothy Thomas has been promoted from Director of Market Development to Vice President of Marketing for the paper. In the same vein, Timothy F. Windsor has been named General Manager of the company’s interactive division after serving as Deputy General Manager at baltimoresun.com. They replace Mireille Grangenois, who held both titles before becoming Vice President of Advertising in May.

“This is a great opportunity for us to recognize two strong contributors from our management team and give them further opportunities to lead,” the Sun’s Palmer said in a statement. “For the last six years, Tim Thomas has captained The Sun’s market development group, been a key contributor to our efforts to grow readership and revenue, and served as a strong facilitator and catalyst for our annual planning processes. Meanwhile, Tim Windsor was part of the small but hardy band that first propelled The Baltimore Sun onto the Internet in 1996, and has helped baltimoresun.com become the top local news Web site in the market and the fastest-growing contributor to the company’s bottom line. No one is in a better position to lead our continued online expansion than Tim.”

Before coming to the Sun, Thomas worked for 15 years at Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman in different research operations, strategy and business development capacities. Eventually, he lead the company’s package-sorting systems business before leaving in 1999. He also worked for a Baltimore market research firm and Towson University’s School of Business and Economics.

Windsor has been with the the Sun’s interactive division since 1996, working on both the editorial side, where he directed design and editorial staffs, and the business side, where he oversaw marketing and product development. He became the Deputy General Manager of what was then called SunSpot.net (the online component of The Sun) in 2002 and was in charge of day-to-day operations and strategic planning for baltimoresun.com and other Sun-related interactive ventures.

These appointments are effective Aug. 16.

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