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1/29/2019 Member News

Times Publishing Company names new board members; announces promotions

TAMPA BAY, FL – The Board of Directors of the Times Publishing Company is adding Sherri Day and Kelly McBride as its newest members.

Day, 42, joined the Tampa Bay Times as a reporter almost 15 years ago. She held a variety of positions at the paper, including assistant metro editor, before joining the editorial board in 2013. Day became the company’s director of communications and grants in 2016. 

McBride is the senior vice president of the Poynter Institute, which owns the Times. McBride worked as a daily newspaper reporter in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years before joining Poynter’s faculty in 2002. She is one of the country’s foremost experts on journalism and ethics. A sought-after teacher, speaker and the host of the Everyday Ethics podcast, McBride, 52, is the co-author of the New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century.

The Times also announced promotions for two of its senior leaders, Joe DeLuca and Conan Gallaty. Both have been named executive vice presidents.

DeLuca, 60, also was named general manager. During his two decades at the Times, DeLuca has led some of the company’s most important initiatives, including its Tampa edition and, more recently, its strategic planning group.

Gallaty, 42, joined the company last year as its first chief digital officer. He is regarded as one of the country’s most innovative minds in digital publishing, and his imprint on the Times’ technology and digital products is already making substantial contributions to the business.  

Separately, Florida Trend magazine is adding Amy Hollyfield to its board of directors. Hollyfield, 48, is the senior deputy editor for the Times, responsible for local, business, political and state news. Hollyfield got her start at the Times as an intern in 1990 and joined the staff in 1992. Florida Trend is owned by Times Publishing.

“All these appointments demonstrate the depth of talent and the opportunities for leadership throughout our organization,” said Paul Tash, the Times’ chairman and chief executive. “We are fortunate to call upon such able colleagues as we build our enterprise for the future.”

About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 12 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper and publishes - Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site. Additionally, the company publishes the free weekly tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, and Bay magazine.

About the Poynter Institute  

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st-century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and at conferences and organizations around the world. Its e-learning division, News University, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum, with hundreds of interactive courses and tens of thousands of registered international users. The Institute’s website,, produces 24-hour coverage about media, ethics, technology and the business of news. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcasters. This work builds public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and discourse that serves democracy and the public good.  

About Florida Trend

Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, mobile and enewsletter, Florida Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive lifestyle. Special features focus on innovation, research and technology, personal finance, law, economic development, small business, travel and restaurants. attracts 110,000 unique visitors and over a million page views monthly; daily enewsletters reach 47,000 subscribers.