Astrid Garcia advanced to the corporate office as vice president - human resources and legal in November 2013 after serving seven years as vice president of human resources, labor and operations at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Her career includes top leadership positions in human resources and operations for the former Knight Ridder Inc., serving at The Miami Herald, St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News. She also served as vice president for human resources and operations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She began her newspaper human resources career in 1985 at the Hartford Courant. From 1981 to 1985, she served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Connecticut and New York. She also previously was an attorney for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York.
She is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School. She is a past president of the National Association of Minority Media Executives.