Kelly Soldwedel Thornhill - CEO/Publisher of Prescott Newspapers, Inc.
Kelly was born and raised in Yuma, Ariz., then moved on to Tucson for high school and college. After attending Catalina Foothills High School, she went to the University of Arizona and graduated in May 2003 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts with an emphasis in photography.
Kelly came onboard with the family business to become the fourth generation to work for newspapers throughout the state of Arizona. She moved to Prescott and began working for Prescott Newspapers, Inc., in the Editorial Department. After joining PNI in 2004, Kelly has experienced many facets of the operational side of the newspaper business and has now become Associate Vice President of Western News&Info, Inc.®, and CEO/Publisher of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. She is also Vice President of Desert Foothills Newspapers, Inc. and is currently serving as an elected member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Involvement in community affairs and organizations
2010-13 - President, Prescott Area Young Professionals (PAYP)
- Arizona Newspapers Association and the ANA journalism program
- Associate Vice President, Western News&Info, Inc.®
- Vice President of Desert Foothills Newspapers, Inc.