Randy Blair has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer, Black Press BC Operations. Randy, currently the President of Black Press Lower Mainland and Island divisions will now assume reporting responsibility for all BC divisions of Black Press including BC North, BC South and the Kootenay region.
Randy joined the Metro Valley Newspaper Group in 1989 as the Publisher of the Abbotsford News and became Regional Publisher for the eastern Fraser Valley including the News, Mission Record and the Chilliwack Progress in 1993. Randy became President of Black Press Lower Mainland in 2006 and added the Island Group in 2013. He was instrumental over the past year in successfully integrating the Glacier Media publications into Black Press following our purchase of their Island and Fraser Valley community papers in 2015. Randy is helping to lead a number of new strategic initiatives for Black Press’ 80 community media enterprises this year.