Ray Farris was named vice president — advertising and operating vice president in October, 2019. Prior to that, Ray served as group publisher for Lee’s East and Midwest Regions, senior sales executive for Lee Enterprises and president and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ray joined the Post-Dispatch in October 2006 as vice president of Classified Advertising. In 2009 he became vice president of Advertising before assuming the role of general manager in 2010. He was named president and publisher in May 2013. During Ray’s time in St. Louis, The Post-Dispatch won two Pulitzer Prizes and was named the company’s Enterprise of the Year three times.

Over the years, Ray’s charitable and civic involvement has included serving on the board of directors of the St. Louis Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Sports Commission and St. Louis Variety. He served as president and chairman of the board for Old Newsboys Children’s Charity and he is the co-founder of the Men’s Leadership Society for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Ray and his wife Pam have two children.

Operating Vice President & VP of Advertising