General manager appointed at The Sun Schneider to oversee operations, production

August 29, 1998|By June Arney | June Arney,SUN STAFF

Hilary Schneider, vice president of sales and marketing at The Sun, yesterday was named general manager of the newspaper.

In her new post, Schneider, 37, will oversee operations and production, information technology and organization development. She will continue to be in charge of advertising, circulation, marketing and new business.

The promotion was announced by Michael E. Waller, publisher and chief executive officer of The Sun. The newspaper has not had a general manager for about a decade. Waller said Schneider's business experience complements his news background. The changes are effective Tuesday.

"I think this is good for the paper," he said. "I think it will be a more effective and efficient way to operate at the paper.

"Hilary has done an outstanding job and will do a terrific job in assisting me and our colleagues in leading the paper in the next several years," Waller added. "She has demonstrated boundless energy in the pursuit of excellence and a dedication to the values of collaboration, inclusion, diversity and the sharing of information."

Schneider began at The Sun in 1992 as director of development. She was named vice president of new business development in 1994 and vice president of sales, responsible for advertising and new business development, in 1996. Last fall, she became vice president of sales and marketing.

Previously, Schneider was director of business development at Times Mirror Co., parent company of The Sun. She also was vice president of corporate finance for Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. in Beverly Hills, Calif. She began her career in 1982 with Bank of America in New York, where she became corporate finance officer.

Schneider, a Tucson, Ariz., native, earned her bachelor's degree in economics from Brown University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Pub Date: 8/29/98

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