Detroit, Mich. -- Detroit Newspapers has consolidated the Human Resources and the Labor Relations divisions for the company. Randi Austin, currently Vice President/Human Resources will assume the role of Vice President/Human Resources & Labor Relations.
Combining the two divisions was a result of the retirement of Tim Kelleher, Senior Vice President of Labor Relations/Legal, who had been with the company since 1982.
Austin joined Detroit Newspapers in March 1995 and has been with the Gannett company since 1985. Prior to joining Gannett, she held management positions at Consumers Energy and the Michigan Association of School Boards. Austin received her under-graduate and masters degrees from Michigan State University.
"Tim Kelleher had a long and lustrous career in labor relations and we all wish him well in retirement,” says Frank Vega, President and CEO of Detroit Newspapers.
“I'm pleased that we have the depth of talent internally in Randi Austin to combine these resources into one division."
"The construction of our state-of-the-art printing facility, finding new ways to meet the needs of readers and advertisers and doing all we can to provide a rewarding and supportive workplace environment for our employees make this an exciting time for our company,” says Austin.
“I look forward to the challenges presented in this assignment."