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General Contact Information

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Leadership Team

Lisa DeSisto is the Chief Executive Officer for Maine Today Media which publishes the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, and The Coastal Journal. In August 2017, Lisa assumed the same role for the Sun Media Group which publishes the Lewiston Sun Journal, The Forecaster/Current Newspapers, Franklin Journal, Livermore Falls Advertiser, Penobscot Times, Advertiser-Democrat Norway, Bethel Citizen, Rumford Falls Times, Rangeley Highlander, Maine Women Magazine, My Generation and 95 North. In April 2018, Lisa also took on leadership of the Biddeford Journal Tribune, Brunswick Times Record, and the Mainely Media weekly newspapers.

Lisa sits on the board of the Maine Press Association, Associated Press, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. She also serves as an advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute working directly with a group of high school students to develop their values, voice and vision. Lisa hosts a bi-monthly live event; “Like A Boss” where she interviews other Maine CEOs on their leadership principles.

Before joining MTM in November 2012, Lisa spent most of her career at The Boston Globe where she served as Chief Advertising Officer and General Manager for Boston.com. Lisa’s leadership directed the site’s development into the most visited local media website in New England. She joined Boston.com as marketing manager just two days after the site’s launch in 1995.

In 2006, Lisa was named Online Innovator of the Year by the Newspaper Association of America. Boston Magazine named her one of the Most Powerful Women in Boston. Lisa is a 1985 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lives with her family and a herd of goats and alpacas in North Yarmouth.

Connect with Lisa:
(207) 791-6630
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Vince Ciampi is the Group Vice President, Sales for MaineToday Media and Sun Media Group, joining the senior leadership team at the companies in February 2018. In his role, Ciampi is leading the companies’ go to market strategy for advertisers who are looking to reach a Maine audience.

Vince is a Portland native (and Cheverus alumni) with 35+ years of successful sales, marketing and business development experience, over 10 of those years in senior leadership positions at media outlets including Dow Jones and Cars.com. Most recently, Vince was the Vice President of Sales at Gatehouse Media where he led the automotive revenue efforts of 60+ newspapers across the country. He lives in Scarborough with his family and enjoys watching his grandson play football, basketball and lacrosse.

Connect with Vince:
(207) 791-6204
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Stefanie serves on leadership team at MaineToday Media/Sun Media Group as Group Vice President, Consumer Marketing and is responsible for the distribution and marketing of the company’s products and services. Stefanie Manning joined MTM in May 2013, after 20+ years of marketing experience at prominent multi-media brands including New York Magazine, SELF Magazine, Newsweek, BusinessWeek and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Stefanie’s connection to Maine is by marriage – she and her husband Tom restored, renovated and reopened the Miss Portland Diner in 2008. Stefanie also produces Harvest on the Harbor, Portland’s annual food & drink festival. She is a 1989 graduate of Ohio University and lives in Cape Elizabeth.

Connect with Stefanie:
(207) 791-6201
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Stewart joined MaineToday Media’s executive team as the Director of IT in March of 2011 and was promoted to the leadership team overseeing IT, facilities and pre-press production in 2018.

Stewart spent the first six years of his career working for the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, as the client systems lead engineer and global team manager. While there, Stewart spent the last year working with the Systems Division implementing their thin office solution.

From New York City, Stewart moved to Maine where he worked for a local technology consulting company as the team manager and solution architect. His primary responsibilities there, beyond managing the technical team, were to meet with the executive leadership of client companies, understand their business needs, and then devise and implement technical solutions to fix their problems.

Connect with Stewart:
(207) 791-6785
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Matt Fulton joined MTM as Vice President of Digital Development in October 2013 from local digital agency, Kemp Goldberg, where he was the technical lead working on a variety of development/design projects for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local Maine brands. Matt previously worked at the Boston Globe where he served as manager of advertising technology and also as sales development manager. He also has the experience of working at a start-up in the e-reader space.

The MTM Digital Services team is responsible for the development, functionality, and user-experience for all of our digital products including our websites, replica editions, mobile sites, and additional digital products.

Matt and his wife live in Cumberland with their two young children.

Connect with Matt:
(207) 791-6631
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Jim joins the management team having spent his entire career at Lewiston’s Sun Media Group. Jim is a valuable addition to the team, offering solutions and insights to maximize our production capabilities, in the press rooms and beyond.


 

Connect with Jim:
(207) 791-6768
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Andy joined MTM as Director of Finance in April 2016 and has since taken on fiscal responsibility for all properties in the company’s portfolio. Andy’s approach is to be always looking at the future and setting goals to improve quality and performance from top to bottom.

Andy earned his Bachelor and master’s degrees in accounting at Husson College. He and his family live in Windham.

Connect with Andrew:
(207) 791-6640
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Newsroom

Cliff Schechtman, Executive editor
Cliff Schechtman is the Executive Editor of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel, all owned by Maine Today Media.

Cliff is a veteran editor with decades of experience in both investigative and community journalism. He has twice judged the Pulitzer Prize awards at Columbia University.

Cliff was hired from Newsday in 2011 when he was Associate Editor of the metropolitan newspaper in New York, responsible for news, business coverage and political reporting in New York and Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of the Cape Cod Times for nearly 10 years, where he was credited with sharpening the paper’s coverage and raising its profile across New England.

During his career, Cliff guided many award-winning public service projects such as revealing how the National Guard was polluting public drinking water supplies and exposing how safety negligence was injuring scores of passengers on the nation’s largest commuter railroad in New York.

His public safety project for Newsday was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism. Under his direction, the Portland Press Herald has won national acclaim for watchdog reporting and journalistic excellence.

Cliff and his wife Ann-Marie live in Pownal. They have two grown sons.

Connect with Cliff:
(207) 791-6693
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Steve Greenlee, Managing editor
Steve joined the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram as Managing Editor in July 2012. This is his second tour of duty with the company. Steve was hired from The Boston Globe, where he spent 12 years in a number of roles, including Editor of Page One Features. At the Globe, Steve was key in reshaping Page One, transforming the features sections and launching new sections. He led a team of award-winning reporters and editors whose work received national acclaim. Before joining the Globe, Steve held a variety of positions at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from 1993 to 2000, including features editor, city editor, night city editor and City Hall reporter. Prior to that, he was the City Hall reporter at The Day, an award-winning newspaper in New London, Conn.

A native of Warwick, R.I., Steve is a 1991 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Steve is also a jazz critic, musician and runner who has competed in every Beach to Beacon 10K since 2007. He and his wife have three children.

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(207) 791-6301
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State & Local News
Dieter Bradbury, Deputy managing editor / News editor
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(207) 791-6329
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John Richardson, Metro editor
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(207) 791-6324
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Pat Horne, Night city editor
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Business
Carol Coultas, Business editor
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(207) 791-6460
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Sports
Don Coulter, Sports editor
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(207) 791-6410
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Bob Aube, Assistant sports editor
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(207) 791-6428
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Features
Leslie Bridgers, Features editor
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(207) 791-6364
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Peggy Grodinsky, Food editor
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(207) 791-6453
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Editorial
Greg Kesich, Editorial page editor
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(207) 791-6481
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Sarah Collins, Assistant editorial page editor
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(207) 791-6322
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Online
Katherine Lee, Website editor
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(207) 791-6302
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Photography
Michele McDonald, Photo editor Connect with Michele:
(207) 791-6434
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Night Desk
Steve Ericson, Copy desk chief
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(207) 791-6321
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Randy Billings, Portland
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(207) 791-6346
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Kelley Bouchard, South Portland, Scarborough & Cape Elizabeth
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(207) 791-6328
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Matt Byrne, Police & crime
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(207) 791-6303
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Megan Doyle, Courts & justice
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(207) 791-6327
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Noel Gallagher, Education
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(207) 791-6387
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Gillian Graham, York County
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(207) 791-6315
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Dennis Hoey, Nights, general assignment
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(207) 791-6365
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Joe Lawlor, Health care, social services
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(207) 791-6376
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Kevin Miller, Environment
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(207) 791-6312
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Bill Nemitz, News columnist
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Beth Quimby, Weekend reporter
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(207) 791-6363
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Eric Russell, General assignment
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(207) 791-6344
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Scott Thistle, State government
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Colin Woodard, State & national affairs
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(207) 791-6317
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J. Craig Anderson, Healthcare & insurance, banking & finance, real estate, technology
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(207) 791-6390
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Peter McGuire, Trade, tourism, transportation
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(207) 791-6325
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Edward D. Murphy, Retail, Westbrook, general assignment
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(207) 791-6465
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Penelope Overton, Marijuana, lobster industry
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(207) 791-6463
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Tux Turkel, Energy, utilities
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(207) 791-6462
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Steve Craig, Reporter
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(207) 791-6413
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Deirdre Fleming, Outdoors reporter
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(207) 791-6452
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Glenn Jordan, Reporter
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(207) 791-6425
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Mike Lowe, Reporter
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(207) 791-6422
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Kevin Thomas, Reporter
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(207) 791-6411
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Meredith Goad, Food
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(207) 791-6332
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Bob Keyes, Art
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(207) 791-6457
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Aimsel Ponti, Music, MaineToday.com
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(207) 791-6455
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Mary Pols, General assignment
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(207) 791-6456
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Ray Routhier, Pop culture, general assignment
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(207) 791-6454
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Advertising

Courtney Spencer, VP Advertising
Connect with Courtney:
(207) 791-6203
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Allison McCann, Senior director, digital & business development
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(207) 791-6209
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Kate Simmons, Director, sales development
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(207) 791-6205
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Rick DeBruin, Advertising sales manager – real estate, recruitment, obituaries, legals, classified
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(207) 791-6091
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Photographers

Gregory Rec, Chief photographer
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Jill Brady
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Derek Davis
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John Ewing
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Ben McCanna
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Shawn Patrick Ouellette
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Joel Page
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Brianna Soukup
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Carl D. Walsh
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Online/Graphic Arts

Online
Jeff Ham, Night copy editor
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Julia McCue, Database editor
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Christian MilNeil, Producer
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Carol Semple, Copy editor
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Rick Wakely, Copy editor
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Graphic Arts
Michael Fisher, Graphic Artist
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Reader Services

Reader Services Department
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(207) 791-6393
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Melanie Creamer, News assistant
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(207) 791-6361
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Deb Sayer, News assistant
Connect:
(207) 791-6308
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