Doug McAvoy started in the newspaper business in 1977 as a Customer Service Rep with The Battle Creek Enquirer in Battle Creek, Michigan. With the exception of serving five years active duty as an Air traffic Controller in the U.S. Navy, he spent the past thirty six years of following his passion of leading change and growth at some of the mid-west’s leading publications.

Doug brings to WNI, print and digital expertise gained in the roles of Director of Audience and Digital Media for Truth Publishing, Publisher and General Manager for The Manistee News Advocate and Circulation & Marketing Director for Lee Enterprises, Small Newspaper Group, Gannett, and Thompson Newspapers.

As a result of his contributions to the industry, Doug was recognized as the 2010 CSCMA Circulation Executive of the Year Award.

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