Nashville Scene Names New Associate Publisher

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2007
Contact: Stuart Folb
(713) 280-2402

Village Voice Media announced today that Mike Smith has been named associate publisher of both Nashville Scene and Nfocus. Smith will oversee all sales and operations of both publications. “It was important to me and the Scene to search internally for Chris Ferrell’s successor,” says Stuart Folb, group publisher of Village Voice Media, which owns the newspaper. “After interviewing Mike, there was no doubt that my search was over and that he was the right person for the job. The passion and vision he has for both Nashville Scene and Nfocus is unparalleled, and I look forward to him taking the reins today.”

Smith has been with the company since 1997 as both a senior account executive for Nashville Scene and advertising and marketing director for Nfocus.

Julie Rutter has been named operations director and will continue to perform all of her previous duties overseeing the production, circulation, IT and administrative departments.