William Shaw, a fourth generation Eastsider, has been named Regional Publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter, the Bellevue Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter and the Snoqualmie Valley Record.
Shaw, a longtime resident of Issaquah, was named publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter in 2012.
“Shaw is great community builder that brings a high level of experience and proven performance to the group publishing role,” said Josh O’Connor, Vice President of East Sound Newspaper Operations.
Shaw’s longtime professional focus has been as a print media advertising consultant in the local retail, major, national and real estate categories. Shaw started in 1998 as an advertising executive with the former Journal-American. From 2002 to 2006 he was Advertising Sales and Special Projects Manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former Eastside Journal and later King County Journal) and for Sound Publishing, where in 2007, he was designated as Marketing Director for the newly formed Reporter Newspaper Group division of Sound Publishing.
In 2008, he was made Publisher of the weekly Snoqualmie Valley Record.
Shaw’s Eastside connection runs deep.
“Three of the four sides of my family each have 100 years of history in and around the Eastside,” Shaw said. “And I’m pleased and honored to be able to tell the continuing story of the dynamic communities of where generations of my family lived, worked, raised their families and built and served the community.”
Shaw and his wife, Mary Beth Haggerty-Shaw, have lived in Issaquah for 30 years, and have raised two children, Liam and Mora, both of who are Issaquah High School graduates.
Shaw serves on the Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley. He also has served on the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission.
In 2002, Shaw was recognized in the Scottish Court of the Lord Lyon as the 12th Shaw of Easter Lair, the Representer of his clan sept in Glenshee and Glenisla, Scotland, and serves as a worldwide historian of his Highland Scottish clan.