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Holden ’78 Named SVP of Marketing

Mary Ellen Holden, 46, has been named senior vice president of marketing for the Newspaper National Network, LP. Holden is a cable industry veteran whose experience included positions as senior vice president of marketing at USA Network, vice president of marketing at MSNBC, and vice president, consumer products/new business promotions at Nickelodeon. Most recently, Holden has been consulting for Discovery Networks on strategic media partnerships.

“Mary Ellen brings an exceptional marketing background to the NNN, particularly in cable network marketing,” said Jason E. Klein, NNN President and CEO. “Her immediate assignment will be to take the reigns for NNN's relaunch beginning in October.”

“This is a great opportunity to expand the market presence of NNN and help continue its exceptional sales growth,” said Holden.

Holden graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from William Smith College and a master's degree in Human Resources Management from Columbia University.

NNN is a for-profit, limited liability partnership whose ownership includes virtually all of the largest US newspaper publishers and the Newspaper Association of America (www.naa.org). NNN is the primary sales and marketing arm for the newspaper industry for key national categories of advertising. NNN plans, places, and services multi-market newspaper campaigns.