Scripps names community relations director

Mon, January 13, 2003 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Crystal B. Price, who has distinguished herself as a respected banking officer and community volunteer, has been named director of community relations for The E. W. Scripps Company. In her new role Price will help Scripps further develop its community relations strategy and assist in coordinating the diversified media company’s support of local non-profit organizations. Her appointment is effective immediately.“We’re bringing Crystal on board to help Scripps raise its profile as one of Cincinnati’s leading corporate citizens,” said Tim Stautberg, Scripps vice president for communications and investor relations. “Her valuable banking experience combined with her impressive track record over the years as a community volunteer, we believe, makes Crystal particularly well suited to guide the company’s community relations initiatives.”Price comes to Scripps from Fifth Third Bank where, as an assistant vice president and team leader, she served as a private banking officer in the bank’s private client practice. She was responsible for managing the bank’s financial relationship with more than 300 clients. She also managed a team of “relationship managers” who were responsible for portfolio growth and increasing Fifth Third’s share of the private banking market in Cincinnati.Before joining Fifth Third in 1999, Price served two years as a vice president and sales manager for Cincinnati’s Provident Bank. At Provident, her responsibilities included development and coordination of sales and product training for 450 retail banking associates. While at Provident, she also developed the marketing strategy and coordinated the launch of a new indexed money market account that attracted nearly $200 million in deposits within its first 60 days. Price began her banking career in 1988 at Fifth Third in Cincinnati as a management trainee and later was promoted to assistant cashier and branch manager. From 1990 to 1995 she was a senior officer and banking center manager for Bank One in Columbus. She served as an assistant vice president in the corporate banking division at National City Bank in Columbus from 1995 to 1997.Price’s community work includes serving on the finance committee of Women Helping Women, a support organization for victims of domestic violence and abuse. She also serves on the board of Impact 100, an organization of women that funds and provides sizeable grants to charitable organizations that work in five areas of interest – culture, environment, education, health and wellness and family. While in Columbus, Price served on the boards of the Ohio Council of Churches and the Columbus Youth Ballet.Price is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also holds a master’s of business administration degree from Capital University in Columbus. Price is a graduate of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati’s African-American Leadership Development Program.Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Home & Garden and Food Network each can be seen in about 80 million U.S. television households. Scripps Networks is home to three of the Internet’s most popular Web sites – foodtv.com, hgtv.com and diynet.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries. The company’s home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 46 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.

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