Delatorre Elected AFCP President
Charlie Delatorre was elected president of the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) at the annual conference in Baltimore.

Delatorre is the owner and publisher of Tower Publications in Gainesville, Fla.

He has served AFCP for a number of years, including being a member of the board of directors, and has served in officer positions for the association. He has served numerous chair positions for AFCP and has devoted countless volunteer hours to benefit the association.

Delatorre is one of the founding faculty members of The Leadership Institute (TLI) and has presented classes annually at AFCP conferences as well at other free paper conferences. In 2014 he was honored as the AFCP Publisher of The Year.

As a long time board member of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and its past president, he has been an outspoken advocate of free papers. His company has provided strong support of network classified sales for free paper associations across the country.

Delatorre started his publishing career with the Buyers Guide in Gainesville, Fla., which at the time was owned by Add Inc., and quickly moved to the position of general manager. Later, when Add Inc. decided to close the Buyers Guide, Delatorre negotiated a deal to purchase the publication and the rest of the story is a history of success. Over time he changed the name to Tower Publications, and he currently publishes numerous community niche magazines in the Gainesville market.

As a graduate of the University of Florida he will tell you that the Swamp in Gainesville is the most important scene in the sports world, and that the University of Florida is the best college in America. At the University he earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in business administration.

Delatorre and his wife, Bonita, have two children: a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Charlie, Jr. In his spare time he loves playing music with his friends and is the lead singer in two local bands - Good Bottom and Whiskey Jones.


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