2016-2018 Slate of Officers & Directors Confirmed
Farris Robinson was confirmed as president of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) by the general membership at the recent business meeting in Orlando.

Robinson is the president of Hometown News, which publishes 15 publications on the East Coast of Florida from Daytona Beach to Stuart. The company distributes close to 200,000 homes weekly.

He started his publishing career with the Daytona News Journal as a retail/classified advertising account executive.

After the company went through a buyout, he decided to move on and accepted a position with Hometown News as a new business development rep. He then took on a territory.

Later he was promoted to sales manager of the Volusia office and then to regional sales manager handling Volusia and Northern Brevard counties.

From there he was given the opportunity to be the senior vice president of sales and was later promoted to president.

Robinson is involved in the community, helping to sponsor and attending any and all community events.

The membership confirmed the recommendations of the nominating committee for the following CPF officers and board of directors: vice president, Susan Griffin, publisher of the Ponte Vedra Recorder; re-elected treasurer, Justo Rey, president of The Flyer; and re-elected secretary, Dave Neuharth, CPF executive director and a non-voting board member.

Re-elected to the board of directors were Dan Autrey, president of Tampa Bay Newspapers; Scott Blonde, president of the Breeze Newspapers; and Charlie Delatorre, president of Tower Publications in Gainesville. Wendy Murray, the publisher of Senior Life Magazine in Fort Myers, will serve as past president.


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