USA Today's advertising sales chief, Senior Vice President Gordon Lee Jones III, sent the following memo to employees yesterday.
From: Kupeski, Stacy On Behalf Of Jones, Lee
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:48 PM
To: USAT AD Virginia Staff; USAT AD Field Staff
Subject: Bruce Dewar
In connection with the Advertising reorganization, Bruce Dewar's position, Vice President Advertising Operations and Administration for USA TODAY, has been eliminated effective Friday, August 20. Bruce joined USA TODAY in 1993, after having worked at various Gannett facilities, and over the years contributed to various projects and teams within Advertising and the company. During his tenure, Bruce also brought a positive customer focus to the department.
Join me in thanking Bruce for all of his efforts on behalf of USA TODAY and wishing Bruce well in his future endeavors.
Until future notice Bruce's direct reports will report directly to me. If you have any questions regarding finance, quota or commissions please refer them to David Johnson. Inquiries for production & positioning should be directed to Patrick Burke. All pricing and negotiations should go through Lori Erdos and Tony Hill for their respective territories.
I am aware that this is a very unsettling time for all, but we need to remain focused on our customers and the great brand we represent.