After almost three decades at the North Shore News, outgoing publisher Doug Foot is movin’ on up.
Foot has taken on the role of vice-president of finance for Lower Mainland Publishing, North Shore News’ parent company. Foot said he opted to take the promotion to put to use his chartered accountancy background to work on a larger scale.
“It’s an opportunity to try something different,” Foot said. “I will be involved in the operations of the company. I’ll be involved in the acquisitions of possible future assets of the company and involved in the revenue and profitability of our operation.”
Foot joined the News as a financial controller in 1987, became general manager in 1995 and then publisher in 2005. Foot said he leaves behind fond memories and a paper he is proud of.
“Boy, I think I’ve just had a wonderful 27 years at the North Shore News. I’ve seen so much change over time but I just have all the confidence in the world in the community newspaper business and all the staff at the North Shore News, in particular,” he said.
In the meantime, Peter Kvarnstrom, president of community media for Glacier Media Group, will be filling in as interim publisher. Kvarnstrom started his career in publishing as a North Shore News sales rep in 1991 and later became a sales manager.
“I’m absolutely thrilled, after 18 years, to be back at the North Shore News, playing a significant role in the community in which I’ve lived and grown up in almost all my life,” Kvarnstrom said. “I really look forward to serving the community and serving our readers well with a great product.”