Kathy Yates, former general manager of the San Jose Mercury News, was named chief executive of San Francisco-based AllBusiness.com today (Jan. 22). Yates has been chief operating officer of AllBusiness since July 2005. AllBusiness, an online resource for small and mid-size businesses, said Yates will replace Peter Horan, who has accepted a position as CEO of media and advertising at New York-based InterActive Corp. Previously Yates was founder and vice president of business development for Knight Ridder Digital and senior vice president and general manager of the Merc. Other previous roles include vice president of product development for Women.com, and founding board member of CareerPath (now CareerBuilder) and Classified Ventures. In 2004, Yates was named one of the Bay Area’s 100 most influential women in business by the San Francisco Business Times.