SNA's Lifetime Achievement Award to Be Presented in Phoenix This Fall
William Brehm, Sr.
William (Bill) Brehm, Sr., has been named this years Dean Lesher Award recipient. Brehm, Sr., has been active in the publishing industry for more than 60 years and at one time served on the SNA Board of Directors. In 1984, Brehm, Sr., presented the Dean Lesher award to Ralph Markham of the Antelope Valley Newspapers (California). Twenty seven years later, he will now be presented with this distinguished honor.
Brehm, Sr., began his career at the Industrial Post in Bell, California (near Los Angeles), in 1946 and became president several years later. He also was president of the company's first newspaper (The Daily Democrat in Fort Madison, Iowa). The newspaper is still under the same ownership 90 years later as part of Brehm Communications, Inc. Today Brehm operates more than 60 daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers, shoppers and niche publications located in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
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