Glenn Stifflemire, group publisher for the Big Spring Herald and Sweetwater Reporter, is pleased to announce that effective Thursday, Rick Nunez will take on the role of general manager/advertising director at the Herald and will handle day to day management of the paper.
Before this promotion, Nunez served as group advertising director for both newspapers.
He will take on the leadership position in Big Spring that will be vacated by Stifflemire, who will stay on with the company, moving to Northern California to take over a group of newspapers that have recently been purchased.
“It has been a very interesting, rewarding and very fast-paced year here in West Texas,” said Stifflemire. “The group of employees we have here in Big Spring are some of the most dedicated I’ve had during my career, with one of the most impressive of those being Rick. We had a lot of work to do to improve the local newspaper and we’ve done just that, with the leadership of Rick and the efforts of many others at the paper highlighting those changes. I’m extremely proud of the work he’s done and he definitely deserves this opportunity.
“One of the most important things I wanted to do here was to give a local person the opportunity to handle the day to day operation instead of bringing in another person from outside the area. Rick stepped up during my time here and has earned the opportunity to ‘call the shots’ at the Herald. I know that Big Spring and the surrounding area will be extremely happy a local person is being given the opportunity to take over the reins . I wish him, the newspaper, and the area nothing but success in the coming months and years, and expect that will happen with all that is going on with the recent oil activity.”
Nunez is a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He and his wife of 23 years, Pat, have two sons, Ricky and Christopher.
Nunez's professional experience and welcoming personality have been an asset to the Herald, not only among his peers, but within the community, said Stifflemire. As Nunez continues to meet with current and future clients, he now gets to oversee the daily operations of his local newspaper.
"We want to wish Glenn well as he takes on his new opportunity," said Nunez. "I am very thankful for this opportunity to grow in my career, as well as improve the Big Spring Herald. I look forward to hearing from our readers and subscribers."
Nunez wants everyone to know his door is always open. He can be contacted at the Herald at 432-263-7331, but will also be available beyond the office.
"I will continue to be out and about selling advertising, as well as attending community events," he explained.
"As a resident of Big Spring, you can count on me to be here long term. I look forward to visiting with everyone soon," he concluded.