Bill Davis has been named group publisher/general manager for Southwest Newspapers, a Shakopee, Minn.-based news and information company that is owned by Red Wing Publishing Co.
Most recently, Davis was regional sales director in northern Minnesota for American Consolidated Media.
A marketing executive, Davis also has worked in senior leadership roles focused on Digital Media and the automotive categories in Michigan for AT&T, and in California for the OC Weekly and Los Angeles Times. He also was founder and president of Power Classifieds in Montana.
“I’m looking forward to connecting with the communities we serve,” Davis said. “I’m also eager to work with the Southwest team to take our media company to the next level.”
Southwest Newspapers publishes seven community newspapers, two weekend editions, two magazines, a variety of niche publications and several specialty websites. Newspapers include: Eden Prairie News, Shakopee Valley News, Chaska Herald, Jordan Independent, Chanhassen Villager, Prior Lake American and Savage Pacer.