Lee Enterprises announces Chief Financial Officer Carl Schmidt to retire later this year

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Lee Enterprises Inc. has announced that its chief financial officer will retire later this year.

Carl G. Schmidt informed the company, which publishes of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers, he plans to retire July 1. Schmidt is the vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

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Lee Enterprises chairwoman and CEO Mary Junck says a search for a successor has begun.

The 58-year-old Schmidt joined Lee in 2001. He was previously senior vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Johnson Outdoors, a publicly traded component of the SC Johnson group.

He began his career in 1978 as a certified public accountant at the KPMG LLP accounting firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, becoming a partner in 1988.