Bob Turner, President &Publisher Bradenton Herald
Bob Turner, a 35 year veteran of the news-paper industry was named President and Publisher of the Bradenton Herald, Lakewood Ranch Herald and Bradenton.com on October 6th of this year. Bob is extremely excited about the opportunity and is gratified that it arose in Manatee County, a community he has called home for 29 years and loves passionately.
A native of Columbus, Ga.,he moved to Manatee County in 1979 to become retail advertising manager for the Herald. He soon became Director of Advertising and later was promoted to General Manager. In 1996 he was promoted to Vice President and Director of Operations, overseeing all aspects of production, general business of the paper and community relations. Bob's broad knowledge of the community, coupled with his strategic operational and leadership skills, makes him a perfect fit to lead the newspaper and Herald employees into the future.Bob has a keen interest in our community and is focused on serving readers and advertisers of the Bradenton Herald, Lakewood Ranch Herald and Bradenton.com. He is very active in the community serving on multiple boards and in leadership roles with many organizations over his 29 years in Manatee County. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce and has served for many years on its board of directors. He has been awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by President Judy Genshaft of the University of South Florida. Bob was also a founding member of the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee Community Leadership Council and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the local Campus Alumni Association. He is currently Chairman Elect of the Manatee County Economic Development Council and will serve as chairman in 2009.Looking to the future, in spite of the economy, Bob's goal for the Bradenton Herald is to remain Manatee County's #1 source of information and news in print and on-line. We need to continue to be the one source you look to for local news and advertising both in print and online through the Bradenton Herald, Lakewood Ranch Herald and Bradenton.com.In his spare time Bob enjoys playing golf, tennis and kayaking. He loves photography and talking to people. He feels blessed to live and work in a community of good, caring people that make up Manatee County.
Bob is married to Dottie Bowen Turner, a native of Winter Haven, Florida . They have two children, Robert, 24 and Stephanie, 22 who are attending school in Orlando.
Bob's goal for the Bradenton Herald is to remain Manatee County's #1 source of information and news in print and on-line. We need to continue to be the one source you look to for local news and advertising both in print and online through the Bradenton Herald, Lakewood Ranch Herald and Bradenton.com.Bob Turner, President & Publisher
102 Manatee Avenue WestBradenton, FL941.748.0411