By: E&P Staff Publishing Group of America (PGA) has named Steven B. Smith senior vice president of publisher relations. Smith, 54, most recently was vice president of Northern California community newspapers for the California Newspapers Partnership.
"Steve has a keen understanding of the issues faced today by our 1,700 newspaper partners," Bob Brolund, chief operating officer of PGA, said in a statement. "He is well suited to lead PGA's efforts to strengthen relations and increase services to our publishing partners."
Smith also has held management positions with CNHI, Thomson Newspapers and Media General.
"I am thrilled to be joining PGA and look forward to working closely with our newspaper partners across the country," Smith said in a statement.
PGA publishes several newspaper supplements including American Profile, Relish and Spry.