PB names new publisher

August 2, 2018

The Post Bulletin on Monday announced the appointment of a new publisher.

Ken Nelson, a longtime newspaper executive who last served as chief executive officer and publisher of The Erie Times-News in Pennsylvania, will start in the role on Wednesday.

He replaces Publisher Len R. Small, who remains as president of Small Newspaper Group, the holding company that owns the Post Bulletin. Small has served as publisher since the departure of Randy Chapman in 2016.

“Mr. Nelson has a proven record of executive leadership and community service in a variety of challenging situations throughout his career,” Small said.

Nelson was responsible for strategic vision, general operations and community relations at The Times-News, which has more than 200 employees.

Erie, the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, has a population of more than 90,000.

Prior to serving as CEO of The Times-News, Nelson was senior vice president/advertising and interactive development at The Press Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. He was responsible for the newspaper’s advertising sales organization, performance and revenue attainment.

In addition to taking expanded sales responsibility for integrated print and digital sales, he also assumed responsibility for all sales and digital interactive development for Enterprise Media.

Prior to joining Enterprise Media, Nelson served three years as vice president/advertising for The Ventura County Star in California.

He also served as director of Freedom Media Enterprises for Freedom Communications in Orange County, Calif., where he directed sales and operations focused on securing and growing major and national accounts in the Orange County, Phoenix and Colorado Springs markets.

Nelson spent more than 20 years at The Orange County Register, where he started as a sales account executive. He was promoted into management as a retail sales manager, and then advanced through several executive leadership positions managing advertising sales.

He holds a masters degree in business administration from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. and a bachelor of arts degree in communications, with an emphasis in advertising from California State University.

Nelson and his wife, Tammy, have a 16-year-old son, Kyle.

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