Todd Vodnansky, the Empire's national accounts manager since October 2007 and its interim advertising director since June 1, was named advertising director for the Empire and its sister publication, the Capital City Weekly. The announcement was made Sept. 15 by Publisher Robert Hale.
In the newsroom, Kim Marquis, a reporter and copy editor since November 2007, was named deputy managing editor. She will assist Managing Editor Michael Plett.
Vodnansky, a native of Chicago, is a 2002 graduate of William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., with a bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in advertising. In his new role, Vodnansky will have responsibility for advertising and marketing strategies for the Empire's and the Capital City Weekly's print and online editions, along with development of cross-branding strategies and opportunities for the two publications, both of which are owned by Morris Communications Co. of Augusta, Ga.
Before moving to Juneau with his wife, Jalynda, and their three children, Vodnansky was assistant general manager for the Rockford, Ill., IceHogs professional hockey team in 2006-07.
Vodnansky is an avid hockey player and skier, who enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Prior to moving to Juneau, she was a news editor with Colorado Mountain News Media, a Swift company that publishes about one dozen dailies along the Interstate 70 corridor in the state's ski country. She has written extensively about skiing and other snowsports, tourism, the environment and politics.