Walt Kletke, for 22 years the top financial executive at The Modesto Bee, has been named regional vice president of finance for four of The McClatchy Co.'s California newspapers. In his new role, Kletke will be responsible for overall financial operations and strategic planning for the Modesto Bee, Fresno Bee, Merced Sun-Star and The Tribune in San Luis Obispo.
Before joining The Bee, Kletke worked in McClatchy's corporate financial department in Sacramento. He will continue to work out of The Modesto Bee's building in downtown Modesto.
Dan Day has been named director of interactive media and audience development, responsible for the continued development of The Bee's interactive strategy and operations. Day has been with The Bee since 2005, most recently as managing editor/online.
Laurie Dugo, a 10-year veteran of the company, has been named controller of The Bee and the Merced Sun-Star, responsible for daily financial operations at both papers.
Walt is a good egg. I worked with him in the late 90's, good guy.
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