DAVENPORT, Iowa (October 27, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced today that it has selected Dan Adams to be president and director of local sales and marketing for the company’s Central Illinois Publishing Group, which includes The Pantagraph in Bloomington, the Herald & Review in Decatur and the Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier in Charleston-Mattoon. Adams currently oversees government and political business development for the company. His new appointment is effective immediately.

“I’m very pleased to be able to introduce Dan to these markets,” Lee Group Publisher Chris White said. “His marketing and leadership experience will be very beneficial for both our business and our clients in this ever-changing media landscape.  Dan understands how to effectively use data and insights to drive results for our marketing partners.”

Adams’ has previously served as director of sales at a4 Media, vice president of client services at Altice USA and owner of several local businesses, including a home-care company, lifestyle magazine and a digital agency. He has previously worked with Lee in leadership positions in Billings, MT., Madison, WI, and Davenport, IA. 

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to connect and partner with local businesses throughout Central Illinois,” Adams said. “As we accelerate our digital transformation, the most important thing we can do is offer the ‘best in class’ products and services to our readers and advertisers. Our continued growth will rely on our ability to help these community businesses be successful, and I’m grateful to lead our efforts with these new opportunities.”

Adams has served as board member of the Scott County YMCA, the Vera French Mental Health Center and the Davenport One Downtown Partnership. He is originally from Montana and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have average daily circulation of 1.2 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY; Omaha, NE; Richmond, VA; Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; and Tucson, AZ. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.


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