Dave Berry is vice president of Community Publishers, Inc. and oversees the company's eight Missouri newspapers. A native of Aurora, MO and a 1975 graduate of Missouri State University, he became editor of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press two years later and has served as the paper's publisher since 1985.
Berry is past president of the Missouri Press Association and past Region 7 director of the National Newspaper Association. He is also past president of the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bolivar Rotary Club. He is a current board member of the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
He and his wife, Brenda, have two sons and four grandchildren, all living in Bolivar.