Hews joins MPA Board of Directors

Lee Hews, the founder and president of Current Publishing, has been appointed to the Maine Press Association Board of Directors.
Thanks to a by-law change enacted at the November 2009 annual meeting, the number of MPA directors may vary from seven to 15. One seat is reserved for an associate member and another one is designated for a member representing the University of Maine’s Journalism Department.
Hews began her newspaper career in 1987 as the assistant classified manager with the Portland Newspapers (then Guy Gannett Publishing).
She was promoted to special sections manager and then group sales manager before leaving in February of 1996 for the advertising director’s position at the York County Coast Star. Hews was eventually promoted to general manager overseeing the Star and York Weekly.
The first issue of the Current was published on September 13, 2001. Since that time, Current Publishing has grown to six weeklies, one monthly, two bi-monthly, one seasonal tourist magazine and what Hews describes as an “extremely active online community” at www.keepmecurrent.com.
Hews has four daughters, four dogs, two cats and resides in Scarborough with her partner, Brian.