Joel Goodridge


Joel has 20 years of media management, marketing, news gathering, budgeting and cost control for a multi-million dollar media corporation (Liberty Group Publishing Co / GateHouse Media).

These management positions included: Publisher-Rolla Daily News, Publisher-Waynesville Daily Guide, Publisher-Farmington Press Leader, Publisher-Fredericktown Democrat News and Publisher St. James Leader Journal.   Primary focus was daily operations with an emphasis on improving quality of the products, marketing of the product, revenue enhancement and cost containment. He also has three years of low-power television experience as production manager of TV7, a former low-power television station located in Rolla.  Emphasis was on commercial production, live remotes and technical direction of newscast.

Joel attended Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University)

Personal interests include Rotary Club of Pulaski County (President 2007-2008), and the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce (board member 2005-2007).  He enjoys archery, fishing, softball and photography.  Joel and his wife Connie have two children.  Joel’s wife Connie is also an employee of Missouri S&T as an executive staff assistant in the Chancellor’s office.

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