by the Missoulian

Mike Gulledge has been named the interim publisher of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic, effective Oct. 1.

“Mike is an energetic and thoughtful leader. We are extremely fortunate to have him serve as interim publisher,” said Nathan Bekke, vice president of consumer sales and marketing and group publisher for Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based media company.

Gulledge’s assignment is temporary; he will serve until a permanent replacement is found.