Orlando (April 16, 2013) – Robert M. Nutting, president and CEO of Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ogden Newspapers Inc., has been elected as the Newspaper Association of America’s next chairman. The gavel was passed to Nutting by last year’s chairman, James M. Moroney III, during NAA mediaXchange 2013 held here April 14-17. Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News, will continue to serve on the NAA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman.
Bob Nutting is only the fourth person to lead Ogden Newspapers – a family-owned diversified media company – in its 122-year history. In addition, he serves as chairman of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is a past president of the West Virginia Press Association. He is passionate about environmental conservation, supports various environmental programs, and serves as vice chairman of The Nature Conservancy’s West Virginia chapter.
Other NAA officers elected were: Robert Dickey, president of Gannett Co. Inc. U.S. Community Publishing, vice chairman; Donna Barrett, president and CEO, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., secretary; and Stephen Hills, president and general manager of The Washington Post, treasurer.