Joe Natoli leaving newspaper business after 30 years to become chief financial officer at University of Miami
After 30 years in the newspaper business, Joe Natoli will return to South Florida next month to become chief business and financial officer at the University of Miami.
Mr. Natoli, 51, succeeds David A. Lieberman, who retired in May after 28 years as senior vice president for business and finance.
Mr. Natoli began his newspaper career with Knight Ridder in Miami, moving on to senior positions with the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald before going to the San Jose Mercury News in California, Knight Ridder's headquarters in Silicon Valley, CA, and to Philadelphia as publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com, Broad Street Community Newspapers and other subsidiary operations of Philadelphia Newspapers.
He and his wife, Jennifer, are moving back to Miami after the McClatchy Co. purchased Knight Ridder this year and then sold the Philadelphia operations to local investors.
At the University of Miami, Mr. Natoli will work for an institution with annual revenue of $1.4 billion, an endowment of more than $620 million and an annual economic impact in Miami-Dade County it calculates at more than $3.9 billion. In its recent capital campaign, it raised more than $1 billion.
Mr. Natoli was interviewed by telephone at his Philadelphia office by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes.
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