Former Lee vice president David Stoeffler has been named executive editor of Gannett's News-Leader Media Group in Springfield, Mo. He will start May 28.
Stoeffler became Lee's first VP for news in December 2001 and worked for the company until November 2007. He has been the editor of the La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune and Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star, publisher and editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, the interim publisher of the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star, and general manager of the Suburban Journals of St. Louis. Since leaving the Suburban Journals, he ran a consulting company, Touchstone News Consulting, in Ferryville, Wis.
Stoeffler replaces News-Leader editor Don Wyatt, who resigned in April.
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