Karen Crotchfelt, a Gannett Co. executive at Republic Media in Phoenix, today was named publisher and president of Star Media in Indianapolis.
A Midwest native, Crotchfelt is senior vice president for sales and strategy at Republic Media, publisher of The Arizona Republic. Star Media, publisher of the Indianapolis Star and IndyStar.com, and Republic Media are owned by Gannett
“I’m excited to be back in the Midwest," Crotchfelt told Star employees this morning. "I grew up just a couple of hours from here.
“I’m excited at the energy I feel here and anxious to get started.”
She begins Jan. 3.
She replaces Michael G. Kane, who is being reassigned in Gannett.
She will bring skills in strategic thinking and communications from Phoenix to Indianapolis, said Bob Dickey, Gannett U.S. community publishing president.
Kane's mysterious reassignment doesn't make clear whether