Steamboat Springs Lisa Schlichtman, publisher of the Monett Times and Cassville Democrat in Southwest Missouri, has been named the new editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Schlichtman replaces Brent Boyer, who served as the newspaper’s editor for six years before recently relocating to Boise, Idaho.
Schlichtman’s first day with the Pilot & Today will be July 22.
“We are excited to have someone with Lisa’s extensive background in community journalism joining our team,” Pilot & Today General Manager Scott Stanford said. “She has great enthusiasm for newspapers and the role they play in towns like Steamboat Springs.”
Schlichtman has spent more than 20 years working in community newspapers as a reporter and editor. She and her husband, Mike, owned and operated the weekly Cassville Democrat and Wheaton Journal from 1995 to 2005, when they sold the newspaper to Rust Communications.
After selling, the Schlichtmans worked for Rust as co-publishers of the Monett Times, which is published four times per week, and continued to serve as publishers of the Cassville newspaper. Lisa oversees the editorial operations of the newspapers as well as magazines published by the company, including Ozarks Outdoors and Connection Magazine.
She has won numerous honors from the Missouri Press Association for her work.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Steamboat Pilot & Today and becoming part of the Steamboat Springs community as editor of your local newspaper,” Schlichtman said. “I am passionate about community journalism, and I am excited to be working for a newspaper with a rich history of journalism excellence, a talented staff and a strong vision for the future.”
Schlichtman has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and has served on the executive committee of the MU Alumni Association’s board of directors. She has served as vice president and treasurer of the Ozarks Press Association and on the board of directors for the Cassville and Monett chambers of commerce.
“Lisa has been actively engaged in the communities where she has worked for the newspaper,” Stanford said. “That is something that was attractive to us in recruiting her to come here. The editor’s role at the Pilot & Today requires a high level of civic involvement.”
The Schlichtmans have two sons: Nick, who is studying to be a physical therapist in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ryan, who recently graduated from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.
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