DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 22, 2019) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 50 markets, announced today that Michelle Bowers has been named publisher of The Citizen in Auburn, New York. Bowers replaces Interim Publisher Tom Salvo, who will continue in his primary role of circulation director for The Citizen and The Post-Star in Glens Falls, New York.
“Michelle is a seasoned advertising professional with outstanding leadership skills,” said Lee Vice President and Group Publisher Chris White. “She’s community minded with great passion for our industry and its value to the readers and businesses we serve.”
Bowers most recently served as advertising director for Downtown Digital Group, a division of Johnson Newspaper Corporation. She was vice president of sales for All Times Publishing from 2013 to 2015. Bowers began her career in the industry in 1995 with The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York, as an assistant to the national advertising manager and joined the sales team as an account executive in 1999.
“Auburn is a beautiful place with a great sense of community,” Bowers said. “The Citizen is well established as a local news provider and trusted business partner, and I look forward to building on that success with both its digital and print platforms.”
Bowers serves as president of the New York Newspapers Advertising and Marketing Executives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from State University of New York at Oswego.
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 300 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have average circulation of 0.7 million daily and 1.0 million Sunday, and are estimated to reach almost three million readers in print alone. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO; Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; Billings, MT; Bloomington, IL; 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.