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Three BCT executives move into expanded roles
11/05/2018 09:17 AM

Three Burlington County Times executives have been promoted to regional roles in their various areas of responsibility within GateHouse Media.

Executive Editor Shane Fitzgerald, Advertising Director Nancy Stuski and Circulation Director Steve Todd have been chosen for expanded roles.

Fitzgerald has been named the Regional Executive Editor and will oversee editorial content for the BCT, The Intelligencer, the Bucks County Courier Times, the Pocono Record and six weekly newspapers in Dover, Delaware, and their websites.

Stuski now is the Regional Advertising Director and leads the advertising departments at the three Philadelphia-area newspapers as well as the Dover weeklies and all the platforms on which they publish.

Todd has been named the Regional Distribution Director and will be responsible for managing circulation operations, distribution, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting for the BCT, The Intelligencer, Courier Times, the Pocono Record and the Wayne Independent, Middletown (New York) Times Herald-Record and the weekly newspapers in Dover.

“The promotions of these three media professionals into expanded leadership roles within the Gatehouse Mid-Atlantic region is well deserved and a clear reflection of their talent.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President Joe Vanderhoof said. “I’m very proud of their work and honored to be able to have them take on these important new roles.”

Fitzgerald has been executive editor of the BCT, The Intelligencer and the Courier Times, since June 2015. He previously worked as the top editor at the Beaver County Times and the Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times and had extensive management experience for the consolidated copy/design desk for the E.W. Scripps Company and in the sports and news departments at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.

He currently serves as president of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors and sits on the boards for the New Jersey Press Association Government Affairs Committee and the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition. He is past president of the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, a six-year board member of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, an eight-year member of the Legislative Advisory Committee, which monitored media-related legislation, and is a First Amendment Institute graduate. He earned his journalism degree in 1986 from the University of Colorado.

Stuski has extensive experience in advertising and marketing, with a reputation of someone who works with sales teams to help them build relationships with local businesses. Her new role’s primary function is to create short- and long-term strategies that grow the organization’s digital, print, event and promotion revenues.

Stuski previously was publisher of Philadelphia City Paper, Pennsylvania’s largest weekly. She also has worked for large publicly held companies and small family-owned organizations.

Stuski has won the prestigious Knight Ridder Excellence Award and was honored as Philadelphia’s Volunteer of the Year for her work with a nonprofit. Stuski earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Todd was previously the circulation director/general manager for the BCT beginning in 2005. He added responsibility for the Circulation Departments for the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer in 2015.

Previously, Todd worked at Gannett New Jersey Newspapers from 1991 until 2005. Most recently, he was circulation director at the Home News Tribune in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Before that, he was home delivery manager and circulation manager at the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, New Jersey, from 1991 through 2002. Before that he held various management positions at the Burlington County Times from 1981 through 1991.

Todd is also a member of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce emeritus board. He served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors from 2009 through 2017. He also serves as treasurer of the Ellis Family Charitable Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and history in 1981 from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

“I have worked with Nancy, Shane and Steve for several years and am excited about their new roles,” General Manager Jake Volcsko said. “This is a great opportunity for each of them. The amount of experience and level of professionalism each brings to their role is unparalleled. I look forward to their continued efforts in our market and across the expanded region.”

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