Baltimore Sun Media Group Executive Profiles
Timothy E. RyanPublisher and Chief Executive Officer
Timothy (Tim) E. Ryan has served as publisher, president and chief executive officer of the Baltimore Sun Media Group since 2007. In 2010, he also became publisher and CEO for additional Tribune media properties, The Morning Call and mcall.com, which are the leading newspaper and website in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania area.
In Baltimore, Ryan oversees not only The Baltimore Sun but also 30 community newspapers and magazines and the region's leading website, baltimoresun.com.
Under his leadership, the Baltimore Sun Media Group launched b, Baltimore's free daily newspaper for young adults, as well as new websites including ExploreHoward.com, ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com, ExploreHarford.com and ExploreCarroll.com. In addition, he spearheaded The Baltimore Sun's redesign in 2008. During his tenure, BSMG has entered into a number of groundbreaking partnerships, including the printing and distribution of The Washington Times, content sharing with the Washington Post and an innovative use of video on the web in conjunction with WJZ-TV, the local CBS affiliate.
Ryan came to the Sun after having served as vice president of circulation and consumer marketing since 2005 at the Chicago Tribune. There, Ryan had responsibility for sales, marketing and distribution throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Ryan's achievements included the successful expansion of RedEye, the rapidly growing young-adult oriented edition of Chicago Tribune, and the growth of the industry's leading loyalty program Subscriber Advantage.
Prior to joining the Chicago Tribune, Ryan served as vice president of circulation and operations at The Baltimore Sun from July 2000 to February 2005. Ryan also worked as vice president of circulation at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1993 to 2000.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in business administration from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Triffon G. AlatzasSenior Vice President, Executive Editor
Trif Alatzas was named senior vice president and executive editor of the Baltimore Sun Media Group in March 2013. An award-winning reporter and editor during the past 24 years, Trif has held several roles at The Baltimore Sun since 2002, including Head of Digital Media, Sports Editor and Business Editor. He oversees journalists at The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Sun Media Group's web sites, b the weekly, and the company’s targeted media division of community newspapers and magazines.
Trif led The Sun’s newsrooms through the company's successful transition to paid digital subscriptions in 2011. He is credited with successfully bridging the print and online divisions of the newsroom and ensuring The Sun’s journalists have an array of skills to maneuver between digital and print platforms seamlessly. Under his leadership, baltimoresun.com was named Best Website in 2010 and 2011 from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. The Sun also was named Newspaper of the Year seven of the past eight years from the organization. In 2012, the newspaper was awarded The James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award, for its “extraordinary efforts” to gain access to public records.
Born in Baltimore, Trif grew up in Baltimore County. He received a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from what is now known as the University of Illinois at Springfield and a bachelor's degree in communications from Loyola University of Maryland. He also is an alumnus of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md.
Thomas BrownSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Brown was named senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and The Morning Call in 2009. He previously had served as vice president/chief financial officer for The Morning Call and mcall.com in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley since 2001.
Prior to joining The Morning Call, Brown held a number of positions at the Times Mirror CoOpportunity Center, where he served as director of technology and director of business process design. A graduate of Messiah College with a degree in accounting, he also holds a master's degree in finance from Saint Joseph's University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Patricia McCarthy CarrollSenior Vice President, Customer Engagement
Patricia (Trish) Carroll has served as BSMG's senior vice president targeted media, president of Homestead Publishing and president of Patuxent Publishing since 2008. In her position, she is responsible for BSMG's community newspapers, magazines, custom content, niche publications and directories, as well as b free daily. Prior to 2008, she served as director of operations at The Olympian, a McClatchy-owned newspaper in Washington State. There she oversaw the prepress, press, packaging, information technology and business development divisions as well as commercial printing.
Before joining The Olympian, Carroll worked at The Baltimore Sun in a variety of positions in operations, advertising and circulation, the last being director of prepress and business development. She originally joined The Sun in 1989 as a management trainee after graduating from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland) with a bachelor of business administration in management. Carroll is a native of York, Pennsylvania.
Daniel SarkoVice President, Advertising
Daniel Sarko joined BSMG in 2012 as vice president of digital sales development for The Baltimore Sun as well as The Morning Call. Before joining the company, Sarko was senior vice president of integrated sales for Adiant.com, a national digital sales network firm.
Prior to joining Adiant, Sarko worked for the Journal Register Company as chief digital officer before being promoted to senior vice president of integrated sales and marketing. He also worked at philly.com as vice president and interim general manager.
Sarko began his professional career at The Morning Call in 1997, and served as vice president and general manager of morningcall.com from 2006 through 2009.
He graduated from DeSales University with a bachelor of science degree in marketing.
Stephen G. SeidlSenior Vice President, Operations and Technology
Steve Seidl was named Senior Vice President, Operations and Technology in March 2008. In this capacity he leads the team responsible for the publishing and business systems, preprint and print production, inserting, distribution, and delivery of The Sun. Prior to this he served as Vice President of Operations since 2005, and in various other operations leadership roles since joining The Sun in 1998. Before coming to The Sun, he worked for Harte-Hanks Shoppers in Southern California for 8 years in various directors positions throughout operations. Seidl began his professional career in 1983 as assistant production manager for Dow Jones, working at three of its Wall Street Journal production facilities around the country. In 2009, he assumed responsibility for manufacturing and circulation operations for additional Tribune media properties, The Morning Call and mcall.com
Seidl is a native of the Dayton, Ohio area and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in printing management and printing technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Loyola College.
Tim ThomasSenior Vice President of Business Development
Tim Thomas serves as senior vice president of business development for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and the Morning Call. Business Development is responsible for growing company revenue and operating cash flow in non-traditional channels by launching new business ventures in multiple media, leading major multi-department project initiatives, interactive ad/site development, content licensing and sales, cultivating alliances with other companies and evaluating opportunities for acquisitions.
Before his promotion, Thomas had served as vice president of business development for BSMG since January 2008. During that time, he spearheaded many successful new product and business launches, including Sun Travel Source, multiple transaction-based revenue sites, a free newspaper/website for Baltimore's young adults and the launch of the advertising inventory management system (AIMS).
Thomas joined the Sun in 1999 and has previously served as vice president of marketing and communications. Before joining the Sun, he worked for 15 years at Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman in various operations, research, strategic planning and business development positions, eventually leading the company's package sorting systems business. He also worked for a Baltimore market research firm and Towson University's School of Business and Economics. He graduated at the top of his class with a MBA from Loyola College, where he is a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu academic honor society. Thomas also earned an undergraduate degree in mass communications (journalism) from Towson University.
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