Rick Parrish has been promoted from advertising director to publisher of The Journal Times.
He succeeds Richard Johnston, whose background also was in advertising; Johnston last week became publisher of another Lee Enterprises paper, The Pantagraph, in Bloomington, Ill. (The two publishers before Johnston came up through the newsroom and were former editors.)
Parrish has been advertising director at The Journal Times since 2005.
Before joining Lee, he was retail advertising manager at the Idaho Statesman in Boise. Before that he worked in advertising at The Seattle Times.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University. He and his wife, Jan, volunteer with Racine Youth Sports as basketball and baseball coaches and at The John Paul II Academy School. They have a son, Troy, who is in the second grade.