Barb Anderson named general manager in Prestonsburg and Hazard

Barb Anderson named general manager in Prestonsburg and Hazard

Barb Anderson has been named general manager of The Floyd County Times in Prestonsburg, Ky., and the Hazard Herald in Hazard, Ky.

The announcement was made Friday, April 17, 2015, by Bud Hunt, regional director for Civitas Media, the newspapers’ parent company.

Anderson joined The Floyd County Times as a sales consultant in 2006 and was promoted to marketing director for The Hazard Herald in 2007.

In 2011 she was promoted to local marketing director for both The Floyd County Times and The Hazard Herald. Previously, Anderson was advertising manager and office manager for the Beattyville (Ky.) Enterprise, and sales consultant for the Salyersville/Magoffin County (Ky.) Trading Post.

“Barb has two decades of excellence in marketing and sales, and her skills in sales, planning, motivation and leadership make her an excellent choice to take on this important responsibility,” Hunt said.

Civitas Media, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, is a dynamic, multi-channel, local information company with strong roots in traditional community newspaper publishing. Civitas Media employs more than 1,200 dedicated, creative and innovative associates across 12 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Civitas publishes more than 100 publications for a combined weekly distribution of more than 1.6 million copies.