Gatehouse COO Wins Borrell Innovator Honor
Borrell Associates today announced that it will award Kirk Davis, president and chief operating officer of GateHouse Media, its 2013 Award of Merit for outstanding leadership and innovation in local media. The award will be presented on March 5 at Borrell’s 2013 Local Online Advertising Conference.
“Among all this year’s nominees, Kirk Davis stood out in an exceptional way,” Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates said in the announcement. “He’s provided leadership in such a way that I don’t think we’ll be calling GateHouse a ‘newspaper’ company much longer. With the creation of Propel Marketing, he’s taken his company out of the ‘disrupted’ column and is making GateHouse a disruptor.”
“I'm honored to share this award with our leadership team and employees,” Davis said. “I'm grateful for the amazing job they do and for this truly humbling recognition." Davis also praised Gatehouse’s efforts to “embrace the thrill and challenge of innovation, and to work with a group of executives who are incredibly talented, but also passionate about the opportunity at hand.”
Davis is a longtime media executive who has served as publisher of newspapers in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and California. He was named president and COO of GateHouse Media in January 2009,