Clarissa Williams Appointed to CPF Board
Clarissa Williams has been appointed to the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors.

Williams is the group general manager of the Pennysaver group headquartered in Ormond Beach. Separate Pennysavers are distributed in Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Deland and Palatka. Total circulation of the group is 222,867 with readership at 397,685. She is responsible for 42 employees.

Her publishing career started in the eighth grade when she wrote for the school paper. She was editor of the Whitley County High School literary magazine, design editor of the high school paper in Williamsburg, Ky., and at the same time was a stringer for the local newspaper.

Williams attended Union College in Barbourville, Ky. She joined the college newspaper, The Union Express, where one of the requirements was to sell advertising. There she learned the advertising side of the business and changed her major from journalism to journalism and business.

She has held a variety of positions with different publishing companies and served on several community boards. She was an advertising account executive with the Times Tribune & Tri County Shopping Guide in Corbin, Ky.; was ad manager for the Courier News and The Anderson County Shopping Guide in Clinton, Tenn.; and was the ad manager and marketing director for the Richmond Register and The Madison County Shopping Guide in Richmond, Ky. She has served as a publisher for Landmark Community Newspapers, Harbor Point Media, and in Florida at the Sebring News Sun.

Married to Herbert Williams Jr., the couple have two children, Bethany and Cameron. They are members of Providence Church in Daytona, avid UK basketball fans, and enjoy playing tennis and traveling.


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