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Associate publisher hired to lead South Whidbey Record

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BY RECORD STAFF

Kimberlly Winjum has been named Associate Publisher of the South Whidbey Record.

For the past 15 years, Winjum has served as publisher of the Ferndale Record. During her tenure at the Whatcom County weekly, Winjum helped lead the paper to a dozen Washington Newspaper Publishers Association first-place General Excellence Awards.

“I’m excited to have Kim become part of our team,” said Kasia Pierzga, publisher of the Record, The Whidbey News-Times and The Whidbey Examiner. “With Kim’s leadership, the Record will have a stronger presence and a more personal connection with the South Whidbey community.”

“I feel very lucky to be joining a great company in a place where I’ve always wanted to live,” Winjum said. “I’m excited about becoming part of the community.”

During her time in Ferndale, Winjum put down deep roots, serving as president of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and as head of the Boys and Girls Club, the Ferndale Food Bank and the Ferndale Image Committee.

Still, she says she considers her biggest achievements to be her two daughters, whom she raised as a single mom. Her oldest is now a senior at the University of Washington, and her youngest is working as an au pair in Australia.

Winjum will be based out of the main Sound Publishing office in Coupeville until an office for the South Whidbey Record is established on South Whidbey.

Winjum is moving to a home outside Langley, and her first day on the job will be Monday Aug. 20. But islanders can meet her on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Whidbey Island Fair in Langley, where she will be at the Sound Publishing booth from noon to 2 p.m.

“Please stop by our booth to say hello,” Winjum said.

 

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