Changes At Top For Freedom Forum p. 7

By: Editorial Staff FREEDOM FORUM chairman Allen H. Neuharth and two other foundation executives will relinquish their senior titles next spring.
Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former head of Gannett Co. Inc., retired and became chairman of Gannett Foundation, whose
name he changed to Freedom Forum in 1996.
Neuharth will continue as a trustee of the Freedom Forum and chairman of the executive committee and of the finance and investment committee.
Also relinquishing their titles at the
end of the fiscal year on June 1, 1997,
will be deputy chairman John C. Quinn and First Amendment Center chairman John Seigenthaler. Both men will remain trustees of the foundation. Quinn will become chairman of the Newseum executive committee and Seigenthaler will serve as chairman of the executive committee of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
Moving up the executive ladder are Charles Overby, who is president and chief executive officer and will be promoted to chairman and CEO; and Peter Prichard, senior vice president and Newseum executive director, who will become president. Overby has been with the foundation since 1989 and Prichard since 1995.
"With the upcoming opening of the Newseum and with our expanding operations on five continents, the time is right for an orderly transition to younger, vigorous leadership," the 72-year-old Neuharth said of Overby and Prichard who are 50 and 51, respectively.
Overby joined the then-named Gannett Foundation in 1989 as senior vice president and a few months later was named president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining the foundation, he spent 16 years working for Gannett Co. Inc. as a reporter, editor and corporate executive.
Prichard, who spent 23 years with Gannett, was editor of USA Today from 1988 until he joined the Freedom Forum in early 1995.

DATE: Sat 21-Dec-1996
PUBLICATION: Editor & Publisher
SUBJECT: Gannett Foundation
AUTHOR: Editorial Staff


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Correction p.14

E&P INCORRECTLY reported (Dec. 14, p. 7) the date that Gannett Foundation changed its name to Freedom Forum. It was 1991.


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