The Independent Newspaper Group, ING, appoints Rosanne Cheeseman new executive director

  • Mar 18, 2014

Erie, Pa. - The Independent Newspaper Group, ING, announced today that Rosanne Cheeseman has joined the organization as Executive Director, effective April 1, 2014. Rosanne Cheeseman brings a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent the last six years as Publisher and CEO of the Erie Times-News. Rosanne has also been an active member of ING during her tenure at the Erie Times-News. Cheeseman will succeed Hal Marion, retired Chief Operating Officer of the Times Shamrock Company in Scranton, Pa., who will retire from ING in October 2014.

In a letter to members, the ING Board of Directors said: “We are pleased to announce Rosanne Cheeseman, the former publisher of the Erie Times-News and an active ING member, as the organization’s next Executive Director. Rosanne impressed us with her deep appreciation for the strong personal bonds of the membership. Under her stewardship, the board is confident the organization will advance while maintaining its traditions. Rosanne was the unanimous choice of the ING Board of Directors."

Cheeseman joined the Erie Times-News after 10 years in executive leadership positions at Lee Enterprises, Inc. including Publisher of the Rapid City (SD) Journal and Vice President, Sales and Marketing at the Lee Corporate office. Rosanne comments, “I am honored and excited to take the helm of ING as Executive Director. It has been a pleasure to participate in ING under Hal Marion’s leadership and I look forward to continuing the high-quality meeting content spearheaded by Hal. Membership in ING is by invitation to a select group of like-minded leaders. Our members are smart publishers and owners who are doing innovative things to accelerate our transition to multi-platform media companies in the digital age.”

Hal Marion, who has headed the organization during a critical time for the industry, raised the bar for ING meeting content for the past three years. Marion said, "Rosanne has a passion for the newspaper industry and brings a strong and progressive vision to ING. It will be fun to watch her as she increases our organization’s benefits to members.”

About ING
The Independent Newspaper Group, ING, is a networking group of privately owned newspaper companies in mostly mid-sized markets. We are companies engaged in producing daily newspapers that are actively involved in making the transition to multi-platform media companies. For more information about ING please contact Rosanne Cheeseman via LinkedIn.

Independent Newspaper Group
Hal Marion, Times Shamrock Company
(570) 207-0390

Independent Newspaper Group
Rosanne Cheeseman, ING Executive Director
(814) 566-7816

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