Farris Robinson Appointed to AFCP Board of Directors
Farris Robinson has been appointed by the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) to fill a seat on the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) Board of Directors.

Robinson is a current member of the CPF Board of Directors and the president of Hometown News, which publishes 15 publications on the East Coast of Florida from Daytona Beach to the Treasure Coast. The company distributes its 15 community newspapers to 200,000 homes weekly.

Farris moved to Florida in 1987 and worked for Ryder Distribution Resources assembling and delivering Xerox copiers. From there he went to work in the warehouse of the paper supplier Mac Papers and quickly became the warehouse manager. Farris said, "I decided that it was to hot to work in the warehouse and convinced the GM to give me a shot at inside sales. I quickly became the #1 inside sales rep and wanted a new challenge in outside sales."

At that time the general manager refused to put him in an outside territory so he went to work for the competition, Dillard Paper Company, now known as Xpedx. After a year he transferred to the Orlando office and was given the Volusia/Lake County areas.

One of his accounts was the Daytona Beach News Journal and he was eventually offered a position with the News Journal as a retail/classified advertising account executive.

After the company went through a buyout, he decided to move on and accepted a position with Hometown News as a new business development rep in April of 2010. He then took over a territory. Later he was promoted to sales manager of the Volusia office and then regional sales manager handling Volusia and North Brevard counties.

From there he was given the opportunity to be the senior vice president of sales and was later promoted to president.

He now considers himself a road warrior, driving between offices in Volusia County and the Melbourne and Fort Pierce areas. He remains in charge of sales in the Volusia office.

In his early years, his first paying job as a 10-year-old kid was baling hay. He also worked as a house painter in his teenage years. In 1987 he decided to move to North Miami Beach and start a new challenge in his life.

Farris is involved in the community, helping to sponsor and attending any and all community/charity events.

In his spare time he is an avid golfer, and he says his handicap is his swing. He enjoys football, watching the Miami Dolphins, Florida State Seminoles and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Married to Alexis, the couple has two great teenagers, Shelby and Garret.


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