Mr. Eddie Tyner has worked in the media industry for over 25 years in various leadership roles. He is currently the Regional President for Gannett, where he oversees business units in the Midwest including; the Detroit Free Press, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Indianapolis Star, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Louisville Journal Courier and The Des Moines Register.
Prior to joining Gannett and the Enquirer in 2017, Mr. Tyner served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Cox Automotive. In this role, he led a large, national sales team focused on Cox’s largest dealer group clients. The team represented Cox solutions across multiple business units including Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim Auctions and Dealer Track Software Solutions. This included leading teams that sold digital media solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS), dealer groups and local auto dealers.
Before joining Cox, Mr. Tyner served as Senior Vice President of Advertising at Tribune Company in Chicago, and General Manager of ForSaleByOwner.com. In these roles, he led large sales, product, marketing, business development and support teams across the country. His focus was primarily on digital strategy and revenue growth. He worked closely with the executive leadership at joint venture partners (Cars.com, CareerBuilder.com and Homefinder.com) to develop long-term digital strategies to increase revenue and grow audiences. He was also responsible for cultivating talent internally, and for seeking strategic partnerships externally to achieve business goals. Prior to the 10 years at Tribune Publishing, he spent five years in leadership roles at the Washington Post.
Mr. Tyner has an MBA from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business, a Master of Science in Management from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He serves on several Boards including; Artswave, Fund for the Arts, Greater Louisville, Inc., Neediest Kids of All, Ohio News Media Association, REDI Cincinnati, and United Way.