Trish Sears Named Publisher of the Express

Staff Writer

Patricia (Trish) M. Sears of Lowell has been named Publisher of the Newport Daily Express (NDE). The announcement was made to employees Friday who were anxiously waiting to hear who would be taking over as leader of the business. As she spoke with the staff she was met with enthusiasm, relief, hope and applause.

Sears has a long history of successfully leading organizations. Among many other achievements Sears was the founder and executive director of the Newport Renaissance Corporation (NCRC). She is also well known as a business consultant with Northeast Kingdom Tamarack, Inc.’s (NEKTI) consulting business, a firm she founded with her husband, Steve Mason. They are founding riders and hosts for the acclaimed FreshTracks Capital Road Pitch’s ‘BarnPitch’ site, in Lowell.

Sears was the NDE Citizen of the Year in 2012 in recognition for all of her hard work, collaboration with others, and dedication to the area. (Read more in Monday's Express on login for the e-edition)