The Brownwood Bulletin has a new publisher, as Clarice Touhey arrived Monday, July 18.

“What I love about coming to Brownwood is the community aspect,” Touhey said. “Everything we do here is about the local market, the local readers and the local advertisers. Everyone thinks our business is dying, but we still make a difference. Our local market will never go away. What we do is for the community, the readers and the advertisers and we’ll continue to do that in the Brownwood market.”

Over the past 30 years, Touhey has played an integral leadership role at the Tribune Company and Times-Mirror Company, with positions spanning key areas.

Beginning her career in the circulation department at Long Island’s Newsday in 1979, Touhey moved to local retail then the classified department, where she quickly rose to classified advertising manager.

From there she expanded into other sales management positions, including retail sales. Joining the Sun Sentinel in Palm Beach, Fla. in 2001 as advertising sales manager, Touhey served in numerous advertising management positions in both Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Most recently, Touhey served as president of Forum Publishing Group (FPG) — one of the largest community newspaper chains in the nation, publishing 32 newspapers distributed throughout Florida — where she oversaw FPG’s operations and strategic direction, including sales, editorial and production/distribution.

Touhey has served on the board of trustees of several non-profit organizations throughout her career, most recently the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs in Palm Beach and St. Lucie County while in Florida, as she stated she’s a firm believer in giving back to the community.