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Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher is the Central General Manager of the Carroll Times Herald and Jefferson Herald. 

Arriving in Iowa in 2001, Fisher has been a resident ever since.

Fisher completed high school in Mexico, MO, a town with a similar population size and feel to the Carroll and Jefferson areas.

Fisher spent 18 years at Dubuque-based Woodward Communications Inc. (WCI). 

At WCI, Fisher held several titles in advertising and marketing management and as publisher. Fisher was group publisher of Woodward Community Media, which includes WCI’s paid newspapers, shoppers, niche publications, events, and commercial printing operations.

Under Fisher’s leadership, WCI grew its weekly newspaper and shopper titles from 10 to more than 20 through a series of acquisitions. After his time at WCI, Fisher maintained residence in Iowa while running APG Media of Southern Minnesota as regional president. At APG and WCI, Fisher and his team introduced several new print, video, digital, and event initiatives resulting in new business models, audience growth, and community development.

Active in the paid newspaper and free paper industry, Fisher has conducted advertising sales and sales management training for the American Press Institute (API), Inland Press Association, Iowa Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Missouri Press Association, and the Association of Free Community Papers. He is a past president of the Iowa Newspaper Association and served two terms as the president of the Midwest Free Community Papers association.

Before arriving in the local area, Fisher served as a cybersecurity specialist with a technology company. 

Fisher is a graduate of several executive development programs including API’s Executive Development Program; Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation’s Walker Broadcast Management Institute; and the Association of Free Community Paper’s Leadership Institute.

Fisher completed a bachelor's degree in mass communications in 1990 at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.

Contact him at or 712-792-3573.

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