Speaker Bio

Terrence Williams

President & COO, The Keene Sentinel

Track Leader- Community Journalism

Terrence Williams is president and chief operating officer for Keene Publishing Corp., the publisher of The Keene Sentinel.

He leads The Sentinel’s niche publication, digital media, circulation, sales, graphics and print shop divisions. He’s also in charge of the company’s business development, marketing and events efforts. During his time at The Sentinel, the paper has launched The Business Journal of Greater Keene, Brattleboro and Peterborough; ELF, the paper’s entertainment guide; and Northeast Equestrian Life, a New England-based magazine geared toward horse owners and riders.

Numerous standalone publications and events started by Williams and his staff in the last eight years include Duty Calls, Choice Awards, Extraordinary Women, Trendsetters, The Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards and, in partnership with the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, the Radically Rural summit. The paper has also acquired Monadnock Table, a magazine focused on farm-to-table and local businesses.

Williams joined the Sentinel in 2013 following 19 years as publisher and president at Telegraph Publishing Co., based in Hudson, N.H., and publisher of The (Nashua) Telegraph and NH.com. This followed a 15-year career as a reporter and editor. He was also responsible for McLean Communications, publisher of New Hampshire Business Review, New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Home and Parenting New Hampshire.

Williams is a current board member with the New Hampshire Center for Non-profits and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. He is past board member and chair of Monadnock United Way, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Great American Downtown, The Front Door Agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua, and was a board member for the Salvation Army of Greater Nashua and the United Way of Greater Nashua. He is board treasurer for the New England Newspaper and Press Association, having also been its chair; and is a former Publisher’s Advisory Board member for Stars & Stripes newspaper in Washington, D.C.

He lives in Amherst, NH, with his wife Julie.

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