'New York Times' Names VP/Advertising

  • June 23, 2008
He is Paul Smurl, and he will be responsible for sales development, agency relations and presentations in addition to strategy and planning.

Smurl, 39, began his career at the paper in 2003 as a director in strategic planning, where he was a liaison to advertising. He moved to advertising in 2005 as managing director of the telecom team, and then later of the technology team. In 2007, he was named executive director, strategy and planning, and joined the advertising leadership team.

--Nina M. Lentini

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