Warren C. Dews Jr.

Publisher of The Greenville Pioneer/The Ravena News-Herald at Capital Region Independent Media

Warren C. Dews Jr. has worked in the media industry for close to three decades. Dews has extensive knowledge in Advertising, Marketing, Sales and Operations. Dews is well regarded as a senior management professional with extensive experience in the development and leadership of core business processes; a creative problem-solver; and someone who is able to innovate strategies that increase productivity, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve cost-effectiveness. Fittingly, in 2004 Dews was named one of Press Time’s “Top 20 Under 40” by the Newspaper Association of America in the entire newspaper industry.  Dews understands the importance of staying connected to his business and the community. Over the past 10 years Dews has sat on the Boards of Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Commission, Pittsfield Community TV, 1Berskhire Chamber Association and Downtown Pittsfield Inc. He currently sits on the Boards of Berkshire United Way, Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, Black Economic Council and the New England Association of Circulation Executive where he was named the first African American President in 102 years of the organization. Dews is currently the Publisher of two newspapers in Greenville and Ravena NY, Real Estate Sales Executive with The Kinder Group and is also the CEO of The Country Club Cigar Lounge and Dews Management Inc. In his role as DMI he manages the careers of many musical artist and other talents across the spectrum. One of his artists currently sings background for John Legend.  

Dews graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia State University (HBCU) in 1993. In 1988, he also graduated from the very famous “FAME” High School in New York City now called Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music and the Performing Arts. In 1995, he was signed with Atlantic Records as a recording artist. He has worked with artist such as Jam Master Jay for the well-known Group Run DMC, Eddie F from Heavy D and the boys to name a few. He has also sung on stage with Billy Preston and Patti Labelle for a 4th of July celebration.  Dews is also a Minister at Price Memorial AME Zion Church in Pittsfield MA. He is married to his wife Roberta and the couple has three children, Warren III, West and Kennedy.

Education

      B.S. in Business Management, 1993 – VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

       Professional Development/Continuing Education

Gannett’s Circulation Executive Training (CET); Certified Zenger Miller Trainer; Newspaper Association of America (NAA) McCormick Fellowship and Breakthrough 99’; American Press Institute’s Consumer Marketing Strategies; NAMME “Celebrating our Difference” and Albert E. Fitzpatrick Leadership Development Institute.

 

Honors/Affiliations

  • Named one of Press time’s “Top 20 Under 40” by the Newspaper Association of America
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
  • St John’s Free and Accepted Mason
  • Rotary International, Pittsfield

 

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