McBride leaving as Bulletin publisher
Nadine McBride, who has led The Bulletin (Norwich, Conn.) for almost five years as its publisher, is leaving to take an executive position in New London.
McBride will be the new chief financial officer at The Day Publishing Company in New London. Her first day is Sept. 23. Her last day at The Bulletin is Sept. 20.
McBride, a Norwich resident, joined the Bulletin as controller in 2008. She added the role of director of operations – making her the No. 2 person at the company – in 2011 and was named publisher in December 2014.
"I've been here 11 years, five years as publisher. The time has been challenging but very rewarding," McBride said. "It has allowed me to grow in my profession, to appreciate the value of local journalism and newspapers, and to be more involved in the community."
"She's been a force for good for the Norwich community and our company since joining us 11 years ago," said Peter Meyer, region vice president for GateHouse Media, The Bulletin's parent company, and president and publisher of the Providence Journal. "Her leadership, tenacity, talent and good humor will be deeply missed; I wish her well in her new role."
McBride is on the board of directors of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. Also, she is president of the Tommy Toy Fund, a 501(c)3 charity started by The Bulletin in the 1970s to provide toys, books and gloves to local children each Christmas season. Last year, more than 6,000 children received gifts through the fund.
"Nadine has been a good friend to the newsroom – helpful, supportive and decisive," Bulletin Editor Jim Konrad said. "She has been an excellent leader in the building and in the community. She's as good with people as she is with numbers – and she is very good with numbers. We're going to miss her."
Moving forward, Konrad will be the point person at the Bulletin for the community.
McBride, 66, is a Massachusetts native who has lived in the area since 1981. She is a graduate of Assumption College and has her MBA in accounting from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the Bulletin, she worked for eight years at St. Bernard School, leaving as its director of finance.
She has also worked in financial roles for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Price Waterhouse Co., and Equator Bank.