|Wellesley College, Graduate|
|History and Political Science|
Gracia Martore is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. Martore joined Gannett in 1985 as Assistant Treasurer. She became a Vice President in the Treasury group in 1993 and added investor relations duties in 1995. She was named Treasurer and Vice President/Investor Relations in 1998. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in addition to her Treasurer’s responsibilities in 2001. In 2003, Martore became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed to Gannett’s Management Committee. In 2005, Martore became Executive Vice President and CFO. In 2010, she was named President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and Chief Executive Officer on Oct. 6, 2011. Prior to joining Gannett, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry.
Martore serves on the Board of Directors of FM Global and MeadWestvaco Corporation.
In 2012, Martore was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine and she also was named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list. Earlier, following her selection as CEO in 2011, Martore was cited by Forbes in a review of the world’s most powerful women. She was also named one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine. Institutional Investor magazine named Martore one of the best CFOs in America and ranked her the Best CFO in America in the publishing and advertising agencies category for three years in a row (2004, 2005 and 2006). The Washington Post also named Martore one of the top 10 female executives at major companies in the Washington region. In 2006 she was named CFO of the Year by Virginia Business.
Martore is a graduate from Wellesley College with a double major in history and political science. While there, she was named a Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence.