Posted: Oct 14, 2013 4:30 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2013 4:30 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch has been elected president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association.
Tom Silvestri was elected Sunday during the group's annual News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.
Silvestri succeeds Digby Solomon, who's president, publisher and CEO of the Daily Press Media Group in Newport News, Va.
Solomon was elected chairman of the board of directors.
Also, the board approved three trustees for the SNPA Foundation. The list includes Lissa Walls Vahldiek, who's vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Newspapers Inc. in Houston. She was re-elected vice chairman.