Scripps Howard Foundation elected Alan M. Horton to its board of trustees. Horton recently retired as senior vice president of newspapers from The E. W. Scripps Co., a position he held from 1994 to 2004.
He has spent all but five years of his 40-year newspaper career with Scripps. His first job after graduating from Yale was as a reporter for The Cincinnati Post. From there, he went on to be a prize-winning reporter, Washington D.C. correspondent, editor, publisher, electronic publishing pioneer and newspaper management executive.
During the first 18 years of his career, Horton rose through the reporting ranks at Scripps, first as a reporter at The Post and The Cleveland Press, and later in Washington, where he was correspondent for three Scripps newspapers and then a national correspondent for the Scripps Howard News Service.
In 1978, he left Scripps to accept his first newspaper management position as editor of The Shelbyville (Ind.) News, which was named the state's Blue Ribbon paper during his tenure. He returned to Scripps in 1983 as managing editor of The Evansville (Ind.) Press. The next year, he was appointed general manager of a Scripps and Knight Ridder joint venture in Pittsburgh that experimented with the electronic delivery of information via personal computer.
In 1986, Horton moved to Los Angeles as publisher of 24 nondaily newspapers, which Scripps sold the following year. In 1987, he was named editor of the Naples Daily News, and in 1991, joined the company's corporate staff as vice president of newspaper operations.
William R. Reed joined F+W Publications as magazine division president, reporting to president and CEO Stephen J. Kent. Reed will be instrumental in the continued growth of the company through internal product development and acquisitions. He oversees 60 magazine titles in his division.
Most recently, Reed served as vice president/publishing director for a division of the Meredith Corp. based in Des Moines, Iowa. He joined the Meredith Corp. in 1986 as consumer marketing director, and was promoted to publisher, publishing director and, most recently, vice president. Prior to that, he was corporate circulation director for Capital Cities/ABC.
He is an active member of the Magazine Publishers of America, Direct Marketing Association and the Craft and Hobby Association, where he served as president of the board of directors from 2002 to 2003.
FIFTH THIRD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
Fifth Third Asset Management Inc. hired Mark Koenig, CFA, and Michael Wayton to be its Quantitative Investment Team. The team assumes management responsibilities of the Passive Large Cap Core and Enhanced Large Cap Core separate account strategies. It also works with the Fifth Third Asset Management Inc. chief investment officer to focus on risk measurement and factor analysis.
Koenig is a chartered financial analyst charterholder. He earned a M.S. degree in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He previously was at National City in Cleveland, and has nine years of investment experience serving as director of quantitative analysis.
Wayton is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a B.S./B.A. degree in finance. He arrives from National City as well, and has six years of investment experience serving as a quantitative research analyst. Wayton is a CFA Level III candidate.
Intrieve Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, promoted Edward R. Schellhaas to vice president of sales. Schellhaas leads the integration of all Intrieve's products and services into one restructured, cohesive sales team.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration (management) from Eastern Kentucky University. His background includes positions in management and sales roles at Intrieve since 1987. He most recently served as the assistant vice president of sales.
THE WORNICK CO.
The Wornick Co.'s board of directors appointed Michael M. Thompson president and CEO, as well as a member of the board. Thompson replaces Larry L. Rose.
The Wornick Co. is the leading supplier of individual and group military field rations to the Department of Defense. In addition, it continues to extend its core capabilities to commercial markets, where its customers include Kraft Foods Inc. and Gerber Products Co., and retail and grocery outlets including Walgreens Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and The Kroger Co.
"I am very pleased to become involved with The Wornick Co.," says Thompson. "It is playing a critical role in supplying our troops in the field with MREs (meals ready-to-eat) and other related food products, and I am looking forward to working closely with our dedicated work force of 800 people and getting to know them better in the coming months."