The San Diego Business Journal has hired Barbara Chodos as its publisher, replacing Huntley Paton.
Rick Griffin of Times of San Diego writes that Chodos has been “vice president of sales and operations for the past three years at The Desert Sun, a daily newspaper owned by Gannett in Palm Springs. Chodos will join the SDBJ as president and publisher June 15. Prior to Palm Springs, Chodos spent 12 years in Newark, N.J., as vice president of advertising with the state’s largest local daily newspaper, The Star-Ledger, and the state’s largest news web site, NJ.com, both owned and operated by Advance Communications.”
“‘I am very honored to be joining the San Diego Business Journal,’ Chodos said. ‘My goal is to continue to showcase the great people, industries and companies that serve this region. The Journal has a distinguished track record of making connections in the business community that foster economic growth and development. I look forward to utilizing my background in marketing and communications to expand those conversations among all members of the business community.’
“‘Barbara has tremendous energy and leadership skills, and a terrific track record with some of the country’s biggest, most-sophisticated media companies,’ Paton said. ‘She is a perfect fit for this community, and will do tremendous things for our readers, our clients and the staff of the SDBJ.'”
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