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HONOLULU – Oahu Publications Inc. has announced that Dave Kennedy, SVP/marketing, was named chief revenue officer of OPI and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kennedy’s promotion comes weeks after Glenn Zuehls was named the publisher of San Francisco Media Co., which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco Media Co. is owned by OPI, the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Zuehls had been OPI’s SVP/advertising. Both Zuehls and Kennedy played pivotal roles in the 2010 merging of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser and are credited with the steady growth of the Star-Advertiser since the merger.

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“I have worked with Dave for many years and he has done an outstanding job helping navigate Oahu Publications and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser through very challenging times in the newspaper and publishing industry,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and publisher and president of San Francisco Media Co.

In his newly created role as chief revenue officer, Kennedy will supervise all of OPI’s revenue-generating divisions.

As part of the reorganization six other Hawaii-based executives are being promoted to new positions with added responsibilities, effective immediately. 

●  Marty Black, VP/production

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●  Troy Fujimoto, VP/digital media

●  Rebecca Stolar, VP/human resources

●  Linda Woo, group publisher/magazine division

●  Patrick Klein, director of advertising

● Jay Higa, director of advertising/business development 

In addition four OPI sales team members were promoted to new management positions: 

● Leianne Pedro, advertising manager – local agencies/major accounts

●  Cyd Kamakea, advertising manager – real estate/employment/legal

●  Kellie Nakahara, automotive sales manager

● Holly Suyama, senior account executive – local agencies/major accounts 

Francis said that in an era when many newspapers and magazines have been in decline, OPI and its portfolio of publications have demonstrated that keen strategic thinking and embracing technology has helped make OPI the market leader for media in Hawaii. 

Oahu Publications Inc., is the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper, and MidWeek, Oahu’s most widely distributed weekly publication. It is also the parent company of the San Francisco Media Company, which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and a growing roster of community periodicals and in-room resort magazines.

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