June 20, 2018
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MaineToday Media taps Boston Globe veteran as next CEO

By Whit Richardson, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — MaineToday Media Inc., the publisher of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Morning Sentinel and The Kennebec Journal, has hired a veteran newspaper woman from Boston to serve as its next publisher and CEO.

Lisa DeSisto, a 17-year veteran of the Boston Globe, will take the reins at MaineToday Media on Nov. 19, according to a media release. She was selected following a nationwide search by MaineToday, which has been without a permanent chief executive since Richard Connor resigned last October.

“I look forward to working with the team at MaineToday Media to create and execute a long term strategy for the business,” DeSisto said in a statement. “Together we will build on the foundation of quality journalism as we strengthen our print editions and chart a course for a digital future.”

DeSisto, 49, is currently chief advertising officer of Boston Globe Media and general manager of Boston.com.

S. Donald Sussman, a hedge fund manager and husband of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, purchased an ownership stake in MaineToday Media in February.

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