Gone Fishing!
Jim Kendall has resigned as the president of The Flyer in Tampa. He will hang out around The Flyer, as needed, to help with several ongoing projects. You can bet that more fishing will be on his agenda.

Kendall has served on the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors for a number of years. He also served a two-year term as president of CPF.

He also served as the first Chair of PaperChain and on the board of directors of the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) for a number of years. He served as AFCP's president and on the board of directors of AFCP's classified network, NANI.

Kendall is the recipient of top association awards for his volunteer service. In 2002 he received the CPF Presidential Award; in 2003 he was the recipient of the AFCP Distinguished Service Award; and in 2007 he received the AFCP Publisher of the Year award.

As a graduate of the University of Miami, he joined Dick Mandt, who owned The Flyer in Miami, as a graduate student doing marketing and feasibility studies for expansion. Upon receiving his MBA he joined The Flyer as a sales representative.

After Harte-Hanks purchased The Flyer, he transferred to Austin, Texas, as a division president. He later was transferred to San Jose, Calif., to serve as vice president of Potpourri.

In 1990 Mandt recruited him to return to Florida to serve as senior vice president of sales at The Flyer in Tampa. In 1996 he was named the chief operations officer (COO).

In 2005 The Flyer was sold to Harte-Hanks. He worked as a vice president for several years, then accepted a position as chief executive officer (CEO) for Hometown News located on the Treasure Coast of Florida.

In 2013 Mandt purchased the Harte-Hanks operation in Florida and Kendall moved back to The Flyer in Tampa as its president and CEO.


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