Former Fresno Bee technology manager Terry Geiger has been named vice president, technology of The McClatchy Company.
In this newly created role, Geiger becomes the company’s top technology executive and a member of McClatchy’s senior management team. Sacramento-based McClatchy operates media companies in 28 U.S. markets in 14 states.
“Terry has been a key leader in advancing our technology platform strategies and initiatives for quite some time,” said McClatchy President and CEO Pat Talamantes. “His appointment to this new role speaks directly to the successes he’s led throughout the years. I am pleased to have him at the helm of our technology efforts as we continue the company’s digital transformation.”
Geiger, 52, got his start at The Fresno Bee in 1983 as a computer operator and has spent his entire career with McClatchy, climbing the ranks to technology leadership positions at The Bee, McClatchy’s California IT operations and McClatchy corporate. Most recently he served as McClatchy’s corporate director for IT.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in recent years in terms of improving systems and consolidating technology operations,” Geiger said. “Now I look forward to working to leverage our technology systems and new teams for the benefit of our users, readers and advertisers.”
Geiger spent 19 years working in Fresno. “My intention was just to do this as I was going through school and just never left.”
He has an associate’s degree from Fresno City College in business data processing. In 2002, he was named by Presstime magazine as one of the top 20 newspaper managers younger than 40.
Geiger grew up in a military family, settling in Selma in 1978 after his father left active duty in the Marine Corps. He graduated from Selma High and later returned to Selma, where he raised his family before moving to the Sacramento area in 2002.