Cook new GSPI ad manager |

Cook new GSPI ad manager

Glenwood Springs Post Independent publisher Michael Bennett on Thursday announced the promotions of David Cook to retail advertising manager and Linda Fleming to lead graphic artist.

“David Cook is going to lead the advertising department with my assistance,” said Bennett, who will serve as publisher and acting advertising director.

“He will be working to improve customer service to advertisers, and aiding them in proper budgeting and use of all the media in the community,” Bennett said.

Cook will also work with the Post Independent’s advertising staff to learn how to produce more effective advertising and plan better for special sections and other projects.

Cook grew up in Evergreen, and worked in advertising sales and as the business manager for the college paper at Fort Lewis College in Durango. At Fort Lewis, he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international economics.

After graduation, Cook was hired in 1999 by Morris Communications as the general manager of The Bargain Hunter, and continued in that position until early 2002, after Swift Newspapers purchased the Bargain Hunter.

Cook worked in the ski industry for a year before returning to the company in September 2002 as an advertising sales representative for the Post Independent.

“My goals are focused directly on the community and the financial development of our clients and customers. I hope to build a strong relationship between the community and the newspaper and its advertising department,” Cook said.

Cook lives in Basalt with his wife and their dog. He enjoys snowboarding, ice hockey and practicing the martial art Soo Bahk Doo.

To reach Cook, call 945-8515, ext. 506, or send an e-mail to

Fleming to lead ad production department

Fleming was promoted Thursday to serve as the lead graphic artist for the Post Independent’s four-person graphics department. The group designs and creates advertisements published in the Post Independent and its sister newspapers.

“With Linda’s leadership, we will be able to improve the quality of layouts for advertisers, decrease errors and provide graphic arts assistance to the editorial department,” Bennett said.

Fleming will also serve as the liaison between the graphics department and other departments within the newspaper.

Fleming grew up in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from what is now the Memphis College of Art in Tennessee.

She has worked on both the East and West coasts for printing companies and advertising agencies, and operated her own graphic design business on the Front Range.

She joined the graphics staff at the Glenwood Independent in July 2000, and continued on at the Post Independent following the merger.

“My goals are to raise the quality level of our work and establish a better work flow. In addition, our department now has a spokesperson,” she said.

Fleming lives in New Castle, and pursues her love of painting in her spare time. Her specialty is plein air painting, which involves painting landscapes at the scene using oils or pastels.

To contact Fleming, call 945-8515, ext. 110, or send an e-mail to

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