A Florida Times-Union executive has been named publisher of The St. Augustine Record.
Ron Davidson takes over Jan. 4 from current publisher Derek May.
Davidson has been vice president of sales and marketing at the Times-Union for more than two years. May was recently named assistant to the president of Georgia-based Morris Communications Co.
The 59-year-old Davidson got his first job in newspaper advertising by answering a classified ad for a sales position at his hometown paper in Kingsport, Tenn. He has been an advertising executive at newspapers in Georgia, Kansas and Alabama.
Morris Communications owns both the Record and the Times-Union, along with other daily newspapers and publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska.