Tom Murray is currently the Regional President for APG Media of Southern Minnesota. Besides overseeing the 15 publications in this vibrant group, he carries the role of Publisher for the Owatonna People’s Press.
Murray served as Region General Manager, (Regional Publisher), for ECM Publishers, Inc. for more than seven years prior to taking on the role for APG in Southern Minnesota.
More than 30 years of publishing and printing experience in Southern Minnesota markets began in 1985 in Mankato. During that time, Murray was a long-time board member of Minnesota Free Papers Association (MFPA) and served as President in 1995. Concurrently, he was also on the board of the Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP), and coordinator for numerous advertising contests for many state, regional and national newspaper groups.
Murray taught advertising classes for REALTORS, as an accredited instructor in their continuing education program for many years. He received awards from the REALTOR Association of Southern Minnesota (RASM) for his efforts in educating and assisting the REALTORS in the region.
Consulting for newspapers, on sales and operations, is a part of his past experience as well.
Murray received a degree in Business Marketing from Minnesota State University – Mankato, his hometown university.