Paul Tash, the Tampa Bay Times’ longest-serving CEO, announced his retirement from the paper last week, selecting Times Publishing Co. President Conan Gallaty as his successor.
Tash, who also serves as chairman of the Times’ board of directors, will officially leave the board on July 1. He will continue to serve as chairman on the board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, which owns the newspaper.
“Without question, leading the Times is the honor of my life’s work,” Tash said in a letter to Times staff. Tash was named CEO in 2004, becoming the longest-serving leader in the paper’s history.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100