The North Bay Business Journal has named Norma Kostecka as publisher, succeeding Brad Bollinger, who will retire Dec. 31.
Cheryl Sarfaty of the Business Journal writes, “She joins NBBJ after serving as advertising director for 22 years at the Napa Valley Register, where she was responsible for sales, promotional and strategic functions of the advertising and marketing departments.
“Prior to the Napa Valley Register, she served as retail advertising manager for the Arizona Daily Sun. Kostecka started her career in publishing in 1984 as an automotive sales representative at The Times Advocate in Escondido in San Diego County, where she is originally from.
“Kostecka said she initially planned to become a retail buyer in the fashion industry. But after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, she and her husband, Scott, decided to move back to Escondido. Once there, she joined The Times Advocate and never looked back.”
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