Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

David G. Williams has been appointed the Vice President of Circulation at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and will assume the post Jan. 14, 2013. He brings to the position more than 33 years of experience in the newspaper industry, and started his career in the business at Reno Gazette-Journal, where over a period of 15 years he worked his way up from sales manager to circulation manager.

“We are proud to have someone with David’s impressive background and experience to lead our Circulation team,” said Dennis Francis, Star-Advertiser president and publisher. “David has been successfully dealing with the challenges of newspaper circulation during some of the toughest times for the newspaper industry.”

Williams, a Reno native who graduated from University of Nevada-Reno, also has held positions at The Stockton Record in California and the Statesman-Journal in Oregon before becoming vice president of circulation at Los Angeles Newspaper Group in 2009, where he oversaw the circulation of the Los Angeles Daily News, other daily newspapers, magazines and custom publications for three years.

More recently, Williams was the director of alternative publications and revenue analysis for the Gannett Company at its corporate headquarters, and has been recognized for his circulation excellence with a Gannett President Ring in 2000 and 2004.

He also has won numerous awards from the Newspaper Association of America and other industry organizations.

“I’m excited about coming to Hawaii and working for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser,” Williams says. “It’s a great opportunity to work at a newspaper that has beaten the odds during very trying times for daily newspapers. Dennis Francis knows newspapers, and I have every confidence that circulation of the Star-Advertiser and other weekly newspapers and magazines under the Oahu Publications banner will continue to increase throughout the new year and for years to come.”