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Timothy E. Ryan

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

Timothy (Tim) E. Ryan has served as publisher, president and chiefexecutive officer of the Baltimore Sun Media Group since 2007. In2010, he also became publisher and CEO for additional Tribune mediaproperties, The Morning Call and mcall.com, which are the leadingnewspaper and website in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania area.

In Baltimore, Ryan oversees not only The Baltimore Sun but also30 community newspapers and magazines and the region's leadingwebsite, baltimoresun.com.

Under his leadership, the Baltimore Sun Media Group launchedb, Baltimore's free daily newspaper for young adults, aswell as new websites including ExploreHoward.com,ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com, ExploreHarford.com andExploreCarroll.com. In addition, he spearheaded The Baltimore Sun'sredesign in 2008. During his tenure, BSMG has entered into a numberof groundbreaking partnerships, including the printing anddistribution of The Washington Times, content sharing with theWashington Post and an innovative use of video on the web inconjunction with WJZ-TV, the local CBS affiliate.

Ryan came to the Sun after having served as vice president ofcirculation and consumer marketing since 2005 at the ChicagoTribune. There, Ryan had responsibility for sales, marketingand distribution throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Ryan'sachievements included the successful expansion of RedEye, therapidly growing young-adult oriented edition of Chicago Tribune,and the growth of the industry's leading loyalty program SubscriberAdvantage.

Prior to joining the Chicago Tribune, Ryan served as vicepresident of circulation and operations at The Baltimore Sun fromJuly 2000 to February 2005. Ryan also worked as vice president ofcirculation at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1993 to 2000.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Ryan holds a bachelor's degree inpolitical science from the University of Notre Dame and a master'sdegree in business administration from J.L. Kellogg Graduate Schoolof Management, Northwestern University.


Triffon G. Alatzas

Senior 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 Brown

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Brown was named senior vice president and chief financialofficer for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and The MorningCall in 2009. He previously had served as vice president/chieffinancial officer for The Morning Call and mcall.com inPennsylvania's Lehigh Valley since 2001.

Prior to joining The Morning Call, Brown held a number ofpositions at the Times Mirror CoOpportunity Center, where he servedas director of technology and director of business process design.A graduate of Messiah College with a degree in accounting, he also holds amaster's degree in finance from Saint Joseph's University and is aCertified Public Accountant (CPA).


Patricia McCarthy Carroll

Senior 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 Sarko

Vice 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. Seidl

Senior Vice President, Operations andTechnology

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 LoyolaCollege.


Tim Thomas

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Tim Thomas serves as senior vice president of business developmentfor the Baltimore Sun Media Group and the Morning Call. BusinessDevelopment is responsible for growing company revenue andoperating cash flow in non-traditional channels by launching newbusiness ventures in multiple media, leading major multi-departmentproject initiatives, interactive ad/site development, contentlicensing and sales, cultivating alliances with other companies andevaluating opportunities for acquisitions.

Before his promotion, Thomas had served as vice president ofbusiness 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 revenuesites, a free newspaper/website for Baltimore's young adults andthe launch of the advertising inventory management system(AIMS).

Thomas joined the Sun in 1999 and has previously served as vicepresident of marketing and communications. Before joining the Sun,he worked for 15 years at Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman in variousoperations, research, strategic planning and business developmentpositions, eventually leading the company's package sorting systemsbusiness. He also worked for a Baltimore market research firm andTowson University's School of Business and Economics. He graduatedat the top of his class with a MBA from Loyola College, where he isa member of the Alpha Sigma Nu academic honor society. Thomas alsoearned an undergraduate degree in mass communications (journalism)from Towson University.

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