Wichita Eagle promotes 38-year employee as its new general manager

WICHITA — The Wichita Eagle has promoted an employee with more than three decades of experience as its general manager.

The Wichita Eagle reported on Wednesday that Dale Seiwert will be responsible for The Eagle’s publishing, advertising and financial operations. Its parent company, McClatchy, says his promotion is effective immediately.

The 58-year-old Wichita native is beginning his 38th year at The Eagle. He joined the paper in his final semester studying accounting at Friends University for a part-time position that ended up being 40 hours a week.

He was most recently a McClatchy regional manager of financial planning and analyst for The Eagle, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat.

Seiwert lives in Maize. He and his wife, Linda, have three grown daughters who live in Wichita.