Jan 5, 2022
GPN Publisher Retires; O’Kelley Named to Post

After more than 15 years, Bob Bellew, GPN’s group publisher and vice president, retired from Great American Media Services at the end of 2021.

We’d like to thank Bob for his many years of stellar service, dedication and leadership as he begins the next chapter in his life.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Tiffany O’Kelley was promoted to group publisher for the horticulture and retail divisions at Great American Media Services. Tiffany joined the GAMS family nearly four years ago and has more than 20 years of experience in media sales management positions serving the horticulture and garden retail industries.

Tiffany can be reached at tokelley@greatamericanpublish.com or 616.520.2172.

Also effective Jan. 1,  Kim Sammartino was promoted to national sales manager of GPN. Kim has been partnering with GPN customers for more than 15 years, providing them with exceptional customer service in our industry-leading print, digital and face-to-face products and helping clients successfully compete in today’s horticulture market.

Kim will continue her role as integrated media consultant on Lawn & Garden Retailer. You can contact her at ksammartino@greatamericanpublish.com or 616.520.2173.

Also, Diane Hart has joined GPN’s sister publication, Lawn & Garden Retailer, as an integrated media consultant. Diane is an experienced B-to-B media sales veteran who is looking forward to working with her clients to develop innovative solutions to help meet their marketing needs. Diane can be reached at 616.520.2155 or dhart@greatamericanpublish.com.

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