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Sightline Media Group names new leadership

Peter Lundquist has been named the new president of Sightline Media Group and will lead the newly reorganized company. He has been with Sightline since 2011 and most recently was vice president and general manager of the Military Times brand.

As part of the reorganization, David Smith was given an expanded role as vice president and general manager for all of Sightline's business-to-business brands, including Defense News, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks.

Staff mugs at the Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, January 22, 2015. (Mike Morones/Staff)
Staff mugs at the Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, January 22, 2015. (Mike Morones/Staff)

David Smith is vice president and general manager for all of Sightline's business-to-business brands, including Defense News, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks.

Photo Credit: Mike Morones/Staff

The reorganization is part of Sightline's efforts to expand and enhance its digital and print products aimed at serving the U.S. military community and providing news and market intelligence for the Defense Department, the defense industry and federal IT decision makers.

Lundquist has been leading transformation at media companies since the early days of the Internet. He has extensive experience with the development, go-to-market strategy and launch of new digital businesses. He began his career in journalism before moving on to launching news websites for the Lawrence Journal-World in 1995 and The Des Moines Register in 1996. Before joining Sightline, he directed digital content strategy for Gannett's newspaper division, headed up digital product development for Gannett Digital, and transitioned HighSchoolSports.net into USA TODAY HSS.

Smith has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of media communications — digital media, audience development, sales, marketing, production and editorial content development. He recently led the successful launch of C4ISR & Networks and re-launch of Federal Times. Prior to that he was publisher of Defense Systems and TIBCO Software. Smith's career includes 15 years with Defense News as director of marketing and business development, in which he was part of the founding team. He also led the team that launched Space News.

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