Ken Ohr was named VP-advertising sales for USA Today
, responsible for ad sales in the West Coast region. He will also keep his current post as VP-general manager of GannettWork, which develops custom marketing programs involving various Gannett properties. USA Today
also named Gary Pietsch, formerly Midwest travel manager, as advertising sales director for the West Coast region, based in Los Angeles. He replaces Eric Belcher, who left. Linda Mallin, formerly travel advertising director, has been promoted to director of international advertising sales, succeeding Alex Clemente, who also left. Lori Spano-Erdos, formerly general manager for Gannett Outdoor, will succeed Ms. Mallin.