Janet L. Robinson, Vice Chair
Janet L. Robinson, Vice Chair
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times Company

Janet L. Robinson became president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company on December 27, 2004, and retired from that position on December 31, 2011. 

As chief executive officer, Ms. Robinson had primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating all of the company's print, digital, and broadcast operations and business units and for charting the future direction of the company. 

Ms. Robinson implemented a new, accelerated strategic plan that focused on leveraging the company's core asset, quality journalism, and expanding the company's reach across new and emerging forms of media. This included developing innovative new products in print and online, implementing operational efficiency and expense reduction across all business units, and rebalancing the company's portfolio of businesses. 

Ms. Robinson served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of The New York Times Company beginning in February 2004. Previously, from February 2001 until January 2004, she served as senior vice president, newspaper operations, for the company. In this role, she led the operations of all of the company's newspaper properties, which included the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, and the regional newspapers. In addition, she was responsible for all digital and broadcast operations. She also held the position of president and general manager of the New York Times newspaper from 1996 until 2004. Ms. Robinson was elected director of the company in December 2004.

During her tenure, she directed the transformation of advertising and subscription revenue growth in print and digital at all properties and the improvement in profit margins through expense reduction, operating efficiencies, and pricing initiatives. She oversaw the completion of the Times's conversion to color and section expansion, the creation and implementation of the national expansion of the New York Times, and the entry of the New York Times into new and emerging digital media.