New role for Islands’ Sounder publisher

Group publisher of the San Juan Islands’ group

Colleen Smith Armstrong has been promoted to group publisher of the San Juan Islands’ group.

She will oversee the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juan Islands and Islands’ Weekly. She will continue to serve as editor of the Sounder.

Smith Armstrong has been with Sound Publishing, parent company of the Journal, Sounder and Weekly, for 11 years.

Armstrong has served as publisher of the Sounder since 2012. She was named associate publisher of the Sounder in summer of 2011 and has been editor since 2008.

Prior to that, she managed the Islands’ Weekly on Lopez for five years.

Cali BagbyCali Bagby has been promoted to assistant editor of the Islands’ Sounder. She is also the editor and sales representative for the Islands’ Weekly on Lopez Island.

Bagby has been with Sound Publishing for three years. Prior to joining Sound Publishing, she was an embedded journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Both women live on Orcas Island.