APG Eastern North Carolina
Michelle Bowers is passionate about the newspaper industry and the responsibility to uphold the first amendment right of freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the government as well as to be the media watchdog of local government and a steward of area business.
Her most recent position was President of the South Carolina Strategic Business Unit for Lee Enterprises. She has 29 years of experience in the newspaper industry in a variety of advertising and leadership roles. Most of those years those years in the Syracuse, NY market where she started in a support position with Advance Media, growing to leaderships roles with locally family-owned newspapers before becoming Publisher of the Auburn Citizen.
Michelle Bowers is a former member of the United Way of Florence, SC and Cayuga County, former board member of Auburn Downtown BID and is a past president of the New York Newspapers Advertising and Marketing Executives.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from State University of New York at Oswego.