Company Leadership

Steve Trolinger
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Steve is a veteran of the community news business having been with the company since its origination in 1982. He was one of two founding partners in Community Publishers, Inc. after previous professional experience with Tribune Company, Chicago, and other newspaper companies. Steve holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Mike Brown
Executive Vice President

Mike has been with CPI since 1983. He currently serves as publisher of the company's Oklahoma publications. Mike holds a BSE degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Dave Berry
Vice President

Dave has been in CPI management since 1999 after previously serving with three of the company's newspapers in Missouri since 1977. He is publisher of the eight CPI newspapers that surround Springfield. Dave holds a BA degree from Missouri State University and resides in Bolivar.

Ronnie Bell
Publisher Harrison Daily Times / Newton County Times

Ronnie joined CPI in 2009 as publisher of the company's Arkansas newspapers, the Harrison Daily Times and the Newton County Times. Previously he was publisher at The Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids, NC for twelve years. He also worked with The Times Record in Fort Smith, AR prior to that as advertising director. Ronnie holds a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Marketing.

Roger W. Frye
Systems and Technology Director

Roger has been with CPI since 1987, holding various newsroom management positions before being promoted to lead the information technology department in 1994. Roger holds a BA in Journalism and graduate hours in newsroom management from the University of Oklahoma. He also has an MBA from the University of Arkansas.

Tom Bruns
Chief Financial Officer

Tom started with CPI in 2003 after previously serving as controller for a Gannett-owned newspaper in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tom holds BS and MBA degrees from Florida Atlantic University.

David E. Guay
Corporate Production Director

A 24+ year veteran of the print production and operations industry, David joined CPI in August 2013. He previously held production management positions for Howard Publications, Lee Enterprises and CNHI. He currently heads up CPI’s printing division, Nowata Printing Company. David holds an AS in Business from State University of NY @ Empire State.

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  • Community Publishers, Inc.
    900 SE 5th St., Ste. 22
    P.O. Box 1049
    Bentonville, AR 72712
  • Phone: 479-271-3782

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