Bringing with her almost two decades of community newspaper experience, Karen Bennett has been named the new operations manager of the Nelson Star.
“Karen has been actively involved in the newspaper business for close to 20 years and has done almost every job at the paper so this was a natural fit for her,” says Star publisher Chuck Bennett. “She will be responsible for the overall operations of the paper, with a special emphasis on the sales and revenue generation.”
Formerly a sales associate at the Star, Karen Bennett will now be responsible for running the day-to-day operations at the local paper. As part of her duties she will continue to work with advertisers to build their businesses and offer solutions.
Over the years she has been involved in numerous different roles with Black Press, serving as circulation manager, sales representative and publisher in different locations in the West Kootenay.
Bennett — a mother of three teenaged children — is also very active in the community as a volunteer.
Another shuffle at the Star sees former office administrator Selina Birk move into the sales associate position left behind by longtime Star employee Madi Bragg. This week Bragg started her new role as associate publisher of the Fernie Free Press.