Christopher A. Eddings, longtime president and publisher of The Daily Record, will play a key role in The Dolan Company’s reconfiguration, as the Minneapolis-based company moves away from default services and toward technology services and high-value information serving the legal and business professions.
The Dolan Company announced Eddings’ promotion to vice president in charge of its Business Information Division on July 26. He had been director of publishing operations since 2010 and he remains president of The Daily Record.
“Chris has been an outstanding leader and manager with us for many years, and he is just the kind of executive we need as we face today’s business challenges,” said Dolan Company chairman, president and CEO James P. Dolan. “As all of us know who have worked with Chris, he’s very hands-on and a very direct communicator and easy to work with.”
Eddings, 63, will be in charge of the company’s 19 local publishing operations as well as such national companies as DataStream and Federal News Service. He will report directly to Dolan.
Eddings joined The Dolan Company in 1997 as president and publisher of The Daily Record. He was promoted to group publisher in charge of all Dolan Company law publications in 2003.
The division Eddings now manages was the original platform for The Dolan Company when it was founded 20 years ago. Eddings will work at the Dolan corporate offices in Minneapolis and maintain an office at The Daily Record in Baltimore.
Eddings is active in Maryland’s civic and community life, and is a past board chair and current director of Humanim, a statewide not-for-profit human services organization that focuses on community and workforce development. He has also served as director, officer and chair of the board of WorkFirst, now part of Humanim; The LEADERship, a program of the Greater Baltimore Committee; and Baltimore Reads, a city-based literacy organization.
Eddings is on the board of directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee and is a member of the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. He is a past member of the board of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and also served as a member of the Maryland Commission on Civic Literacy and of the Superintendent’s Panel on Excellence in Adult Education.
Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said he is appreciative Eddings will maintain his presence in Baltimore.
“Chris has shown a strong commitment to the community during 15 years of involvement with the Greater Baltimore Committee,” Fry said. “Chris has been a consistent source of creative, strategic thinking and a tireless advocate for private-sector leadership during his service on the boards of both The LEADERship and the Greater Baltimore Committee. Time and again, Chris has shown that he when he commits to civic service, he become fully-engaged. He is a true asset to our community.”
Eddings, his wife Denise and sons, David, 32, and Sam, 27, live in Pikesville.
Source: The Daily Record