Desert Sun’s Shwe gets Gannett’s highest honor

Staff reports
The Desert Sun
April 27, 2007

Dominique Shwe, advertising director for The Desert Sun, on Thursday was awarded the President’s Ring, the highest honor Gannett can bestow on an individual executive.The award, from the McLean,Va.-based media company that owns The Desert Sun, is the first for Shwe, 39, of Palm Springs. Gannett holdings include The Desert Sun and 90 other newspapers nationwide, including USA Today.

“This award is really a reflection of the entire advertising department from sales managers, sales reps and assistants,” Shwe said. “And it also helps having some of the finest products including the newspaper, magazines and Web site to represent. Some of our most important accomplishments this past year are the launch of our community weekly newspaper products, especially since they give small business a high-quality and efficient marketing vehicle.”

Desert Sun President and Publisher Michelle Krans said, “No one values our customers and advertisers more than Dominique. She knows the importance of relationships and is a devoted partner with local companies to ensure their continued success. This award speaks to her commitment to providing the best in advertising and marketing solutions to our clients. I couldn’t be happier that Gannett has recognized her many skills and passion in just her first full year as our advertising director. The Desert Sun is lucky to have her.”

Shwe, who lives with husband Keith and dog Bran, has a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

Shwe started with the paper in 1990 as a sales assistant, holding successively more responsible management positions until her promotion to director of advertising.

Her team of 75 people, including 44 sales reps and seven sales managers, represents thedesertsun.com, The Desert Sun, The Indio Sun, The La Quinta Sun, The Cathedral City Sun, The Palm Springs Sun, 92260 magazine, LQ magazine, Desert Magazine and custom publications.


2 Responses to “Desert Sun’s Shwe gets Gannett’s highest honor”

  1. 1 jon m
    April 27, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Congradulations Dominique! an outstanding honor

  2. 2 Liz Scott
    September 10, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Dodi,
    I saw in the LMU Vistas magazine about your award so I looked it up online.
    Congratulations, that is outstanding.
    Hello to Keith, we hope to get to Palm Desert soon!

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