I am pleased to announce the appointment of George Lee as managing editor
of The PEGG. George brings 20 years of experience as a community newspaper
and freelance journalist to the association publication. Most recently,
George edited the weekly Ponoka News for seven years, helping turn The
News into a consistent award winner in Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association
competitions, particularly in the business writing categories. Between
1987 and 1993, George edited the Sidney Review and then the Saanich News.
He began his newspaper career with the Lacombe Globe, after graduating
with honours from the journalism arts diploma program at the Southern
Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary in 1980.
George fills the position left open by Nordahl Flakstad, who resigned
after nine years of dedicated service to The PEGG and APEGGA, to launch
his own writing, editing and publication management company in Edmonton.
George has two young sons, Steven and Joseph. He's an auto racing fan
and movie buff, and he writes short fiction as a hobby.
We are also taking this opportunity to make The PEGG's titles consistent
with those of the publishing industry. Where the editor has the overall
responsibility for the publication, the managing editor is responsible
for the day-to-day operations and production. In our case the managing
editor also has certain responsibilities for editorial content.
C.L. Dmytruk, P.Eng.
Director Communications & Public Affairs
and Editor, The PEGG