McDonald named finance director at Gainesville Sun, Star-Banner and Daily Commercial

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.

Halifax Media Group has named Lisa McDonald finance director for three of its media holdings, including the Ocala Star-Banner, Gainesville Sun and Leesburg Daily Commercial.

“She is basically the chief financial officer for these three papers,” said, Jim Doughton, publisher.

“We're delighted to be able to promote people internally,” Doughton added. “This is one of about 250 promotions in the company in the last 12 months.”

McDonald was promoted from her previous position of assistant comptroller.

McDonald said she is “excited” about the new role, adding Leesburg will be a particular focus for her early on, since it is a new acquisition for Halifax.

“I look forward to working with the department heads in Ocala, Gainesville and Leesburg and seeing that we continue to meet our financial goals,” McDonald said.

McDonald, 45, a native of Superior, Wis., came to the Star-Banner in 2006 from the Tennessean in Nashville.

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