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Virgil L. Smith

Smith Edwards Group, LLC
Virgil Smith is a retired media executive having spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers and the 24 years with Gannett, where he served numerous roles, including president and publisher and corporate HR executive. He has recruited, mentored and coached hundreds of professionals from entry-level to senior executive roles in broadcast, publishing and other professions. Currently he serves as an executive coach for AAJA, Maynard Institute and consults with FOX News. Smith can be reached at virgil@smithedwardsgroup.com; the firm’s website is www.smithedwardsgroup.com. Virgil Smith earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco and was awarded an Honorary Doctor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He is a long-term member of AAJA._x000D_