DallasNews Corporation has announced that Dunia A. Shive has been elected a director by the company's board of directors. Shive will serve on the board's Compensation and Management Development Committee as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She will stand for re-election at the company's 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.
Shive, 60, is a longtime Dallas resident with 30 years of media industry experience. She served as senior vice president of TEGNA, Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining TEGNA, from 2008 to 2013, Shive was president and chief executive officer of Belo Corp., a television broadcast and digital media company acquired by Gannett in December 2013. She joined Belo Corp. in 1993 and served as chief financial officer and in other leadership positions prior to her election as CEO. Shive currently serves on the boards of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (since 2019), Main Street Capital Corporation (since 2020) and Trinity Industries, Inc. (since 2014). She chairs the audit committees at Kimberly-Clark and Trinity Industries. Shive previously served on the board of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (until 2018) and is a trustee of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a non-profit civic organization. In 2008 she was named a Distinguished Alumna of Texas Tech University.
John A. Beckert, lead director of DallasNews Corporation and chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, said: “Dunia is very familiar with the company and the complexities of the media environment in which we are operating. Her extensive corporate and operating experience will give the board important perspective as we refine DallasNews’ strategy and continue in the company’s transition to a sustainably profitable digital news and information provider.”
Shive said, “DallasNews Corporation’s commitment to journalism has never been more relevant or important. I look forward to contributing to the company's efforts to develop a lasting business model that enables it to meet these goals over the long term.”