Keith Ponder

Keith Ponder

Senior Vice President for Newspaper Operations - Lakeway Publishers

Lakeway Publishers

Keith W. Ponder has been named as Senior Vice President for Newspaper Operations for Lakeway Publishers Inc.

Lakeway President R. Michael Fishman made the announcement Friday.

Ponder, who has served as Lakeway Publishers, Inc.’s Middle Tennessee Vice-president, will have responsibility for Lakeway’s newspapers and digital products in Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia as well as production and packaging facilities serving those operations.

He will continue in his role in Middle Tennessee and as Publisher of the Tullahoma News.

“Keith has a wealth of newspaper experience and I look forward to working with him as we continue to serve our communities,” Fishman said. “Keith has a passion for industry and believes in our mission as a local newspaper serving our communities.”

Since April 2021 Ponder has led the Middle Tennessee Group for Lakeway, joining the company after serving as publisher of The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tennessee for GateHouse Media.

Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice-president of CNHI and as publisher of the Glasgow, KY Daily Times.

“I’m excited to begin my new role with the company and work with some very talented professionals throughout our organization. Since joining, Lakeway I have come to appreciate the universal commitment to serving our communities and the passion our team has for community journalism,’ Ponder said.

“In his time with Lakeway, Keith has been a tremendous leader on our team, and I look forward to collaborating with him moving forward,” Fishman said.