Gloria Fletcher has been named president of Sound Publishing, owner of the Sequim Gazette, Forks Forum and Peninsula Daily News.
Fletcher comes to Sound from Gatehouse Media, where she was regional vice president responsible for 85 publications spread over 13 states based in Joplin, Mo. Prior to Gatehouse, she was Division Vice President for Community Newspaper Holdings from 2000-2007, responsible for their Oklahoma group.
She also worked for American Publishing Company from 1988-1999, after beginning her career working for a small daily in Woodward, Okla., in 1985.
She is an honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma and serves on the board of directors of the Local Media Association (formerly Suburban Newspapers of America). She will take up her new position in April.
Fletcher’s appointment was announced March 26 by Rick O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer of Black Press of Victoria, B.C., Sound Publishing’s parent company, and company owner David Black.
O’Connor thanked both Josh O’Connor and Lori Maxim, vice presidents of Sound Publishing, for their leadership and guidance of Sound over the past two years. He also thanked executives Mark Warner and Don Kendall for their work in bringing both the Port Angeles and Sequim newspapers into the Sound group over the past few months.
Based in Poulsbo and Bellevue, Sound Publishing Inc. owns and operates 38 community newspapers and 14 Little Nickel publications in the greater Puget Sound area.