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Brown succeeds Garber as publisher of The Outlook, Sandy Post, Estacada News

Steve Brown, executive editor for the Gresham Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News, is assuming the additional title of publisher for those publications.

Steve BrownPamplin Media Group President Mark Garber announced Brown’s promotion to publisher on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Brown succeeds Garber in the publisher’s position for the three newspapers. In addition to his overall role with Pamplin Media Group, Garber has been publisher of the newspapers since May 2001.

“Steve is a very fine journalist and an involved member of the East County community,” Garber said. “I have full confidence in his ability to lead these newspapers and continue their tradition as the premier source of news for eastern Multnomah and Clackamas counties.”

Brown has been an editor for the newspapers since 2008. Prior to joining the Pamplin group, he was managing editor of the daily East Oregonian in Pendleton, where he worked in various capacities for 17 years. He grew up in Northeast Portland, attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham and obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash.

Brown also has been involved with many community organizations, including the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, the Sandy Mountain Festival, the East Metro Economic Alliance and, most recently, the Gresham Rotary Club. Brown lives in Sandy with his wife, Shannon and son, Matthew. He also has a daughter, Ashley, attending college in Iowa.

As publisher of the Outlook, Post and Estacada News, Brown will be responsible for providing overall direction to the news and advertising departments. The newspapers’ news and advertising operations recently moved to new offices at 1584 N.E. Eighth St., Suite 200, in Gresham, because they had outgrown their longtime location on Northeast Division Street.

“I view my new role as that of a caretaker of this important institution (The Outlook), which is in its 105th year of keeping this community well-informed and serving the needs of local and regional advertisers,” Brown said. “I place high importance on our business partners, readers and online viewers.”

The Outlook's Division Street office now is dedicated solely to printing, inserting and distribution for the Pamplin newspaper group. That office will continue to be led by General Manager Don Atwell and Operations Manager Blake Jensen.