Carbondale ‘Southern Illinoisan’ Appoints New Publisher

By: E&P Staff

Bob Williams has been appointed publisher of The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Ill.

A veteran publishing executive for Lee Enterprises, Williams has served as publisher of the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis since 2007. Before that, he led Lee’s company-wide sales as corporate director of sales and development, after serving as advertising manager of the Missoulian in Missoula, Mont.

Williams, who joined Lee in 1998, worked for Gannett Co. Inc., newspapers as retail advertising manager of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune; advertising director at the Coloradoan in Fort Collins; and advertising director for the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times.

He succeeds Dennis DeRossett, who is leaving to become executive director of the Illinois Press Association.

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