Carly Ferguson is the new publisher of The Hope Standard, Randy Blair, president of Black Press, Lower Mainland Division has announced.
Ferguson, who grew up in Chilliwack, brings extensive marketing, sales and management experience to her new position. She joined Black Press in 2007 and after a short time at the Langley Times, assumed the role of advertising manager at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News.
Following the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in communications from Simon Fraser University, Ferguson’s professional career included fundraising and public relations roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way, and advertising and promotion responsibilities in Prospera Credit Union’s marketing department.
During her tenure at Black Press Ferguson has completed the Certificate in Executive Management and Leadership from Thompson Rivers University. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Suburban Newspaper Association of America Advertising Manager of the Year. This organization represents over 2100 newspapers throughout Canada and the United States.
“Throughout my career one constant has been Black Press as a key partner to the success I’ve had in my professional roles and was thrilled in 2007 to join this amazing company,” said Ferguson. “I look forward to this next step in my career and continuing to contribute to this amazing company and industry in a meaningful way.”