The Washington Post announced that President and General Manager Stephen P. Hills will leave the company at year-end. According to The Post, Hills “will continue his long-tenured relationship with The Post even after his December 31, 2015 departure date, advising The Post on key strategic issues.”
“The decision to leave The Washington Post was a very difficult one,” said Hills. “It has been an honor to help guide this remarkable institution for all these years. But, at this point in my career, I decided that I want to embark on a new mission while I still have the time and energy to do so. So, earlier this year I informed Fred Ryan (publisher and CEO of The Post) that I wanted to move on. He and I developed a smooth transition plan that lasts through the end of this year.”
Hills, who had been with The Post for 28 years, said is looking forward to exploring a range of new opportunities, including helping future business leaders as the founding director, Georgetown University Law Center Business Program, where – starting in January – he will be creating a curriculum and leading the development of courses to teach law students the fundamentals of business.
With Hills’s departure, stated The Post, “the executive team will take on additional responsibilities, playing broader roles in the organization. Certain operational duties will be moved under CFO Steve Gibson, whose title will be expanded to include vice president, finance and operations. The role of president and general manager will not be filled.”