Jeff Patterson serves as the President of the Central Division within Adams Publishing Group, leading the division since November 2016. He currently works with Regional Presidents and Publishers from within the APG Media of Minnesota, APG Media of Southern Minnesota, APG Media of Wisconsin, and APG Media of the Rockies groups. Prior to his current role, Patterson served as a Regional President at APG Media of Wisconsin beginning in July 2014.
Community and industry volunteerism is an important role, and privilege, Patterson has maintained throughout his career. Patterson currently serves on the board of directors of the Inland Press Association and Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Previously, he served at the committee level within the Minnesota Newspaper Association, President of the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, President of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Woodbury Community Foundation, Board Member of the South East YMCA, and served in roles in the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis International organizations. His most enjoyable, and probably most-important, volunteer role has been as a youth coach and mentor in his hometown of Hudson, Wisconsin.
Preceding his association with Adams Publishing Group, Patterson served as a Vice President at EPG Media, LLC and GS Media and Events, a national consumer and trade magazine publisher, beginning in December 2011. Prior to that, he was part of a digital start-up, Ink Barrel Video Networks, as an Affiliate Partner Director beginning in April 2010. The bulk of Patterson’s 30-year publishing career was spent as Group Publisher and General Manager of four newspapers within the Rivertown Newspaper Group, part of Forum Communications Company, starting in October 1994. His start in the newspaper industry began as an Advertising Sales Representative at Lillie Suburban Newspapers in 1988. Patterson received a BA in Business and Communications from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 1988.