Accounting alum Justin Dearborn ’91 took on a new challenge this year as CEO of the Tribune Publishing Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and nine other major daily newspapers. As leader of the second largest newspaper company in the U.S., Dearborn will tackle declines in ad and circulation revenue.
A CPA, Dearborn completed his juris doctorate at DePaul University.
Before taking the Tribune’s leadership position, he served as CEO of the medical imaging company Merge Healthcare. Dearborn led that firm through a period of growth prior to its acquisition by IBM in a $1 billion transaction last year.