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Advance Ohio president named to GCP Board

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors approved the appointment of Advance Ohio President Timothy Knight to the Board at its quarterly meeting last week.

Before joining Advance Ohio, which operates cleveland.com, the Sun News and is responsible for all multimedia ad sales and marketing for The Plain Dealer, Knight held leadership positions at Tribune Company, Newsday and most recently the Chicago Sun Times.

For the past four years, Knight has been CEO of Wrapports LLC, which owns the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader and Splash. Wrapports also has been an investor in several digital startup businesses, including The Cube, Aggrego, higi and Chicago.com.

He was also a co-founder of, and held senior management roles at, Classified Ventures LLC, parent of cars.com and apartments.com