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USA TODAY Sending Travel Media Exec to LA

The resume of Rudd Davis (pictured), newly named president of USA TODAY‘s Travel Media Group, encompasses a B.A. in philosophy from New York’s Bard College and the founding of his first multimedia company at age 24.

Even more impressive is the fact that Davis only joined USA TODAY a couple of years ago as vp of business development, and yet here he is, now headed to LA to occupy a heretofore non-existent position. From yesterday’s press release:

Davis will direct the overall strategy and implementation of business tactics with USA TODAY‘s travel partners, offering the on-the-go audience a broader array of information, products and services…

“From its inception, USA TODAY has been a pioneer in reaching the traveling audience, keeping them informed and entertained,” said Davis. “USA TODAY is committed to remaining an indispensable aspect of the away-from-home experience and I’m excited to lead that effort.”

Davis’ other degree from Bard is in film and electronic media, reflecting the idea perhaps that LA is where he belonged, regardless.

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