"Paul has one of the keenest marketing minds in our industry, and he also brings a terrific background in all sides of sales and sales leadership," said Mary Junck, chairman and CEO of Lee, in a statement. "We're counting on him to help us keep Lee in the forefront of the industry in print and online advertising sales, circulation growth, and innovative marketing."
Farrell, 51, succeeds Rosanne Cheeseman. Cheeseman has been appointed publisher of the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal.
Farrell has served as advertising director for retail and national advertising at The Boston Globe and senior vice president of sales and marketing at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He also has worked at the Miami Herald Publishing Co. and at Atex Inc.
"I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive and accomplished organization," Farrell said in a statement. "Mary Junck and the entire team at Lee Enterprises enjoy a well-deserved reputation for leading our industry in revenue growth and innovate sales strategies."
By: E&P Staff Paul Farrell has been named vice president for sales and marketing at Lee Enterprises. He joins Lee from The Providence (R.I.) Journal, where he was senior vice president of advertising.