Tribune Publishing Appoints David Dreier to Board of Directors
Tribune Publishing Co. has announced the appointment of David Dreier to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
David Dreier is chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission, which has focused on the role of technology in enhancing prosperity, good governance, and cross-cultural links throughout the Greater Pacific. Prior to leading the Commission, Mr. Dreier served as a member of the United States Congress representing the Los Angeles area from 1980 until 2013.
“Congressman Dreier is a proven leader who brings a unique perspective based on his over three decades of public service as well as his passion for innovative research and technology,” said Chairman Michael Ferro. “David’s wealth of relationships, knowledge and expertise will be extremely valuable in guiding Tribune’s growth as the Company continues executing against our plan to create value for all shareholders and stakeholders.”
Congressman Dreier said, “Tribune has an unmatched platform of iconic brands that are vital to communities across the country. I am pleased to join the Tribune Board at such a pivotal time in the Company’s history. While I was a strategic advisor to shareholder Mount Flag Media Investment, I personally observed the unique potential of Tribune. A robust fourth estate is critical to a functioning democracy. I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors to further the Company’s efforts to expand the reach and value of Tribune’s world-class journalism for the benefit of all Tribune shareholders.”
Mr. Dreier will fill the seat vacated by David Dibble, who is resigning from the Board, effective immediately, in order to devote more time meeting the increasing demands of his roles outside Tribune Publishing.
Mr. Ferro added, “On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank David Dibble for his numerous contributions to the Company.”
Mr. Dibble said, “It has been an honor to serve Tribune and its shareholders. As I move on to focus on my other commitments, I am confident the Tribune Board and leadership team are well positioned to drive value for all shareholders.”
Mr. Dreier was the first Californian and one of the youngest and longest serving chairmen of the powerful Rules Committee, structuring the debate for virtually all legislation. He authored the 1995 Congressional reform package that opened committee meetings to the public and the press.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he was the founding chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, a congressional commission that has worked to strengthen legislative bodies in 17 new and reemerging democracies across the globe. A Republican, he has worked with presidents of both parties leading efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods and services worldwide and has served on Secretary of State John Kerry's Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
Congressman Dreier is a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a trustee of the California Institute of Technology. Active with the Bipartisan Policy Center, he serves on commissions dealing with both retirement security and immigration reform. Mr. Dreier received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College (where he is a trustee and founder of the Dreier Roundtable) and his M.A. in American government from Claremont Graduate University.
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles, more than 60 digital properties and more than 180 verticals in markets, including Los Angeles; San Diego; Chicago; South Florida; Orlando; Baltimore; Carroll County and Annapolis, Md.; Hartford, Conn.; Allentown, Pa., and Newport News, Va. Tribune Publishing also offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and operates a number of niche products, including Hoy, El Sentinel and VidaLatina, making Tribune Publishing the country’s largest Spanish-language publisher. Tribune Publishing Company is headquartered in Chicago.