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Chris Stegman

About Chris Stegman

Chris Stegman joins us to discuss his transition to becoming President of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the future of tangible media in a digital world and how JS plans to stay competitive, and his views on the city of Milwaukee.

Topics Covered
  • Stegman’s backstory – how he became President of the JS despite never stepping a foot in Wisconsin before June
  • Why it was important for the JS to be acquired by Gannett over the summer
  • Biggest surprises about the city of Milwaukee
  • Key initiatives focused on by the JS
  • The future of media and the JS
  • The role the JS plays in branding Milwaukee as a city
  • His ironman career

Chris has been Gannett for 12 years, with his most recent position Group Sales, Vice President of Advertising, West Region. Prior to working on the Regional Team, Chris was Vice President of Advertising at Gannett’s largest property, The Arizona Republic. Prior to Gannett, he held Executive Management positions with Clarity Media, a division of The Anschutz Corporation and Advo Incorporated. Chris is coming back to the Midwest where his career in media began in 1995 as a territory sales executive with Advo Inc. in Indianapolis Indiana. It was in Indiana where he spent his grade school, high school and college years. Chris has two children, Rylie, a senior in High School and his freshman son Braeden.

From a community standpoint, Chris currently serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee for the United Way as well as sits on the ELT form the Heart Walk Foundation.

Chris is a two time Ironman and 3x Boston Marathon finisher and at one point organized and put on two 5k races through his church.