Geimann Named Executive VP

Here's UPI's March 9, 1992, story on Steve Geimann being the company's executive vice president:


WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Steve Geimann, a veteran editorial manager, Monday was named executive vice president of United Press International.

Geimann, 38, succeeds Al Rossiter Jr., who leaves the wire service to become assistant vice president of Duke University and head of the Duke University News Service.

The appointment was announced by UPI President and Chief Executive Officer Pieter VanBennekom. Van Bennekom said Geimann also will serve as executive editor of UPI, overseeing editorial services as well as corporate affairs and product development.

Geimann, a national director of the Society of Professional Journalists, has worked in the news business since 1974.

He worked as a reporter for The Sun-Bulletin and The Evening News in Binghamton, N.Y., and reporter, news director and talk show host for radio stations in Binghamton and Syracuse, N.Y.

Geimann was appointed UPI's New York state editor in 1984 and Florida state editor in 1986, and later regional editor. He moved to Washington in 1989 as assistant managing editor and was named Washington bureau chief and deputy managing editor in 1991.

"Steve Geimann is an excellent journalist with both newspaper and broadcast experience before joining UPI," VanBennekom said.

Van Bennekom praised Rossiter's role in development of UPI-SelectNEWS, an innovative story retrieval service recently put on line.

"We wish Rossiter well in his new position," VanBennekom said. "He has played a valuable role in helping lead UPI through difficult times."