Al Bonner has been named advertising manager at the Lawrence Journal-World.
Bonner, a native of Lafayette, Ind., had been advertising director of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune. In his new position at the Journal-World, he will be in charge of the classified and display advertising departments.
"The advertising department is a great group of people, and we're looking forward to finding ways to enhance the value of the dollars people spend on advertising in the Journal-World," Bonner said.
Bonner's career includes stints with Gannett newspapers in Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma and Montana. He is a graduate of Purdue University.
Maria Preston, who was named the Journal-World's retail advertising manager earlier this year, will continue in her management role under Bonner's leadership.
"We believe the two of them will make a truly top-flight leadership team for the department," said Ralph Gage, the Journal-World's general manager.