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Globe cuts ties with advertising executive

The Boston Globe has cut ties with its vice president for advertising, Michael Bentley, an executive whose name was removed this week from the paper’s masthead.

Asked about the change, a company spokesman said in a statement, “The Globe’s entire leadership team must create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable working environment for all employees. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. When we learned that one of our executives did not hold himself to this standard, we reacted quickly.”

The company did not provide details about what prompted the split with Bentley and said it would not comment any further “on this personnel matter.”

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In a statement issued Thursday, Bentley said, “I apologize and sincerely regret that I did not uphold the standards which are expected of employees at The Boston Globe. Additionally, I respect and support The Boston Globe for creating a workplace environment that takes its culture seriously. I am grateful that I had an opportunity to be a part of such a renowned organization for the past 16 years.”

Bentley has held several jobs in the company’s digital sales operation. He has been a digital sales development manager and director of digital product management, according to his LinkedIn biography. Boston Globe Media announced his latest promotion last June, from vice president for revenue operations to head of advertising.