Esposito to retire as publisher; Sandmeier will lead The Daily Times

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Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., for nine years and regional president for Adams Publishing Group for nearly three years, will retire effective Nov. 1.

Bryan Sandmeier, general manager of The Daily Times, will be promoted to publisher.

Paul W. Mauney, general manager of The Greeneville Sun and Adams' chief revenue officer for this region, will replace Esposito as regional president for Adams' Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia group.

Before coming to Maryville, Esposito was Media General's senior executive for its Tennessee/Southwest Virginia properties, which included the Pulitzer prize-winning Bristol Herald Courier, CBS affiliate WJHL-TV, websites TriCities.com and SWVAToday.com and six paid-circulation weekly newspapers.

"Carl has done an outstanding job of leading our Tennessee/North Carolina/Virginia Group these past few years. His commitment to this industry, his associates and the communities they serve has been second to none. All of us at APG wish him the very, very best in his future endeavors," said Mark Adams, president and CEO of Adams Publishing Group.

Esposito will retire following more than four decades of corporate newspaper leadership experience and community involvement.

Esposito currently serves on the SNPA Board of Directors.

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