David Dreier, a former Los Angeles-area congressman, was appointed to the board of directors of Tribune Publishing Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, the company announced Wednesday.
“David’s wealth of relationships, knowledge and expertise will be extremely valuable in guiding Tribune’s growth as the company continues executing against our plan to create value for all shareholders and stakeholders.”
Dreier will fill the seat vacated by David Dibble, who resigned from the board effective immediately, saying he wanted to “focus on my other commitments.”
Dreier, 63, is a Republican who served in Congress from 1981 to 2013.
He said he was pleased to join the Tribune board at “such a pivotal time in the company’s history. While I was a strategic advisor to shareholder Mount Flag Media Investment, I personally observed the unique potential of Tribune.”
He added: “A robust Fourth Estate is critical to a functioning Democracy. I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors to further the company’s efforts to expand the reach and value of Tribune’s world- class journalism for the benefit of all Tribune shareholders.”
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he was the founding chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, a congressional commission that aimed to strengthen legislative bodies in 17 new democracies across the globe.
Dreier is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution and a trustee of the California Institute of Technology. Dreier received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College (where he is a trustee and founder of the Dreier Roundtable) and his M.A. in American government from Claremont Graduate University.
— City News Service contributed to this report.
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