Rick Green, who has been editor of The Des Moines Register since 2011, today was named the newspaper's publisher and regional president of the paper's regional group with Gannett Co. Inc. Green had been serving as co-publisher since May when Laura Hollingsworth left to become publisher of Gannett's Nashville Tennessean.

Green, who has won several Gannett awards, has worked for Gannett for more than 25 years, the last 2 1/2 with the Register, according to a Gannett news release

Political editor Carol Hunter becomes interim editor while the newspaper searches for a new editor, reportsDesMoinesRegister.com.

Julie Harvey, who had been interim co-publisher with Green, has been named general manager of the company.