Paley Dialogues: Breakfast

Gracia Martore, President and CEO, Gannett Co.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:00 to 9:00 am
New York

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Gracia C. Martore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gannett Co.

Gracia Martore is president and chief executive officer of Gannett Co., Inc. She became CEO in October, 2011. Martore joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant treasurer. She became a vice president in the treasury group in 1993 and added investor relations duties in 1995. She was named treasurer and vice president/investor relations in 1998 and promoted to senior vice president of finance in addition to her treasurer’s responsibilities in 2001. In 2003, Martore became senior vice president and chief financial officer and was appointed to Gannett’s management committee. In 2005, Martore became executive vice president and CFO and in 2010 was named president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry. Martore serves on the Gannett board of directors as well as on the boards of directors of The Associated Press, FM Global, and MeadWestvaco Corporation. In 2012, Martore was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine. Following her selection as CEO in 2011, Martore was cited by Forbes in a review of the world’s most powerful women and, in 2012, she was named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list. Martore also was named one of “Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian Magazine. Institutional Investor magazine named Martore one of the best CFOs in America and ranked her the “Best CFO in America” in the publishing and advertising agencies category for three years in a row (2004, 2005 and 2006). The Washington Post also named Martore one of the top 10 female executives at major companies in the Washington region. In 2006 she was named “CFO of the Year” by Virginia Business. Martore is a graduate from Wellesley College with a double major in history and political science. While there, she was named a Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence. Martore and her husband Joseph have two children.

Moderated by Pat Mitchell, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Paley Center for Media
From network correspondent and producer to president and CEO of PBS to her current position, Pat Mitchell’s career is characterized by her focus on media as a powerful force for social change. Her work has been recognized with forty-four Emmy Awards, five Peabody’s, and two Academy Award nominations. Mitchell has received numerous honors including the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Leadership, the Women in Cable and Telecommunications Woman of the Year Award, and was a 2008 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Honoree. Mitchell serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, the Mayo Clinic, VDAY (a movement to end violence against women), Human Rights Watch, and the Jordan River Foundation’s U.S. board. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Women’s Forum, Mitchell was named to Newsweek's 2011 list of "150 Women Who Shake the World."


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