By: News Release | E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company has nominated a new director for its board following the announcement by Paul K. Scripps, 69, that he will retire from service as a director when his term expires in May.
Paul Scripps has served as a director since 1986. He served as vice president of newspapers for the company from 1997-2001 and chairman of a company subsidiary from 1989 to 1997.
The board has recommended that Charles Barmonde, 39, replace Paul Scripps. Barmonde is a great-great-grandson of the founder and the son of another director, Mary McCabe Peirce. Barmonde is a private investor, an educator, sole proprietor of Barmonde Studios, a fine craft ceramics studio, and founder of Arch Contemporary Ceramics, a retail ceramics gallery and school.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College in Vermont and a post-baccalaureate degree in ceramics from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has been a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation Barmonde will stand for election by the common voting shareholders at the May 4 Scripps shareholder annual meeting.