The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has hired David G. Williams as vice president of circulation. He will assume the post on Jan. 14, 2013.
Williams, a native of Reno, Nev., has more than 33 years of experience in the newspaper industry. His most recent position was as director of alternative publications and revenue analysis for the Gannett Co. at their corporate headquarters.
“We are proud to have someone with David’s impressive background and experience to lead our Circulation team,” said Dennis Francis, Star-Advertiser president and publisher. “David has been successfully dealing with the challenges of newspaper circulation during some of the toughest times for the newspaper industry.”
Williams began his career at the Reno Gazette-Journal where, over a 15-year period, he worked his way up from sales manager to circulation manager. He worked at a number of newspapers including The Stockton (Calif.) Record and Oregon’s Statesman-Journal before becoming vice president of circulation for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group in 2009. For three years he oversaw circulation for the Los Angeles Daily News and several other daily newspapers, magazines and custom publications within the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Williams has been recognized for his circulation excellence with a Gannett President Ring in 2000 and 2004, as well as numerous awards from the Newspaper Association of America and other industry organizations.
“I’m excited about coming to Hawaii and working for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser,” Williams said. “It’s a great opportunity to work at a newspaper that has beaten the odds during very trying times for daily newspapers. Dennis Francis knows newspapers and I have every confidence that circulation of the Star-Advertiser and other weekly newspapers and magazines under the Oahu Publications banner will continue to increase throughout the new year and for years to come.”