PORTLAND – MaineToday Media has hired two new executives to help the company enhance its online media division.

Steve Galligan, who was formerly senior division manager at Boston Globe Media, is the new president of MaineToday’s digital media division.

Galligan said that in the coming months, his team will revamp and expand the MaineToday.com website and add new content, some of it from bloggers. He said the site will include information on a variety of topics, including news, business, sports, technology, entertainment and real estate.

Galligan said the revamped website will become a one-stop destination for people looking for information “that has anything to do with Maine.”

He said the improved site will help boost online readership and revenue and will supplement the company’s existing editorial department.

“With all this content, we will have far more page views and far more advertising,” Galligan said. “(We will) take advantage of technology that is changing the landscape of media in a significant way.”

Galligan joins the company from Miami-based yellow pages publisher Global Directories, where he was chief marketing officer.

Stewart Wright, a former technology consultant with Portland-based Know Technology, is MaineToday’s new director of information technology.

Originally from Bangor, Wright also worked in the technology division of Goldman Sachs in New York City.

Wright said he will help maintain the company’s IT systems and “work with the management team to drive MaineToday Media’s core initiatives forward, including the work Steve’s team is developing.”

“Both Steve Galligan and Stewart Wright help us move closer to infusing our media business in Maine with new, talented executives,” said Richard L. Connor, CEO of MaineToday Media, which owns The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and the daily and Sunday newspapers in Augusta and Waterville.

“Our focus is to maintain and grow our audience and business in traditional print media, but we are equally focused on developing new media — online, Internet, and social media. And that’s where they come in, Steve with online and interactive and Stewart with IT.”

Connor said he is pleased to have found staffers willing to work and live in the area.

“The opportunities at our company were intriguing to them. But of equal value was the sense of place you get in Maine,” Connor said.

Galligan commutes to Portland from his home in West Newbury, Mass., though he is looking to move to Maine. He is married and has three daughters.

Wright lives in Bath with his wife and daughter.

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