Schafer named as new publisher of Post Independent, Citizen Telegram |

Schafer named as new publisher of Post Independent, Citizen Telegram

Stephanie Schafer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Stephanie Schafer has been named publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram and will begin work on Wednesday, May 23.

She succeeds Jenna Weatherred, who left the newspapers May 4 to head the nonprofit Children’s Health Foundation in Aspen.

Schafer was advertising and marketing director of the Greeley Tribune from 2006 through 2009. For the past three years she has been the key accounts sales leader at the Fort Collins Coloradoan. In all, she brings more than 20 years experience in the newspaper industry to her new role.

The Greeley Tribune, like the Post Independent and Citizen Telegram, is part of Swift Communications.

“We’re delighted to have someone of Stephanie’s capabilities take the leadership role at the Glenwood Springs and Rifle newspapers,” said Jim Morgan, general manager of Colorado Mountain News Media, of which the Post Independent and Citizen Telegram are part.

“She is a smart and creative individual who will mesh well with the team at both newspapers,” Morgan said.

Schafer earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and merchandizing from the Institute of Design and Merchandizing in San Francisco.

She and her husband, Mel, have two children, Lauren, 17, and Brent, 16. They currently reside in Windsor.

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