WARREN - Tribune Chronicle General Manager F. Len Blose has announced that newspaper veteran Kim B. Bergman has been named advertising director of the Tribune Chronicle and the TribToday.com website.
"Kim brings a wealth of experience to the advertising department, and we are confident in Kim's ability to lead our sales and marketing staff," Blose said. Bergman will oversee the newspaper's retail and classified advertising departments for print and online sales.
Bergman replaces Chris D'Angelo, who retired in July. Bergman started his new position earlier this month.
Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple
Kim B. Bergman is the new advertising director of the Tribune Chronicle and the TribToday.com website. He will oversee the newspaper’s retail and classified advertising departments for print and online sales.
A Salem native, Bergman, 52, knows newspapers and the area well. A 1976 graduate of United Local High School, he began his newspaper career as a summer intern at the Farm & Dairy publication in Salem.
While attending Youngstown State University, he joined the Salem News in 1978. In 1983, he started work at The Repository in Canton as a salesman, eventually serving as the classified advertising manager for 10 years.
In 1998, he was elevated to director of advertising, a post he held until a change in corporate ownership occurred in 2007.
Prior to returning to Northeast Ohio, Bergman worked the last two years in both management and sales at The Toledo Blade. Bergman said even while working in Toledo, he drove three hours each weekend to see family and attend church in Salem.
''I am thrilled to be back in Northeast Ohio and especially in newspaper management. I'm also happy to be a part of a newspaper organization that is deeply community minded,'' Bergman said. ''This newspaper gets involved through programs such as Community Stars, Make A Difference Day and is dedicated to local veterans.
''I am impressed with my team and anxious to meet the community and our advertisers,'' he said. ''I've always been a news junkie and am confident in the future of newspapers and their affiliate websites.''
Bergman said he knows Warren's rich history, adding he's enjoying the local restaurants.
Recent economic times have caused newspapers to evolve into a proactive medium, and the lessons of the last few years will serve us well into the future, he added.
"I welcome advertisers to contact me to discuss advertising opportunities and strategies to grow their business,'' Bergman said.