About Us

Founded in 2005, American Hometown Publishing is a community media company with newspapers, magazines and websites serving readers and advertisers in Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, AHP launched Hometown Digital Solutions, a digital marketing services company that offers a complete suite of products to help our advertisers thrive online. Our mission is to tell the truth, enlighten, entertain and inform our communities with 1st-class content, advertising and service.

Our Leadership Team

BRAD DENNISON | President & CEO

Inspired by the idea of bringing the know-how of the large newspaper conglomerates to a more flexible, patient, private setting, longtime newspaper executive Brad Dennison took the helm of AHP in 2015. In a career spanning almost 25 years, Brad started as a general assignment reporter and worked his way through the ranks to serve as the top news executive for GateHouse Media and CNHI. At GateHouse, Brad transitioned from news leader, to digital executive to senior vice president of the company responsible for more than 350 newspapers, as well as the corporate news, digital, sales and circulation divisions. He was also heavily involved in the company’s M&A efforts.  

CLARISSA WILLIAMS | Chief Operating Officer

Clarissa’s career spans 25 years as a newspaper executive at small and medium-sized newspapers.  As chief operating officer, Clarissa works with AHP’s newspapers on strategy and operations. Previously, she was president and publisher of SJR Media Group (Illinois), group publisher of GateHouse Media Delaware and also worked in a variety of leadership positions with Halifax Media Group, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., CNHI and American Publishing. She has spoken at national newspaper conventions and has served on a variety of state press association boards. She’s also been involved in community organizations like Habitat For Humanity, women’s groups and churches.

GREGORY MCNUTT | Chief Financial Officer

Greg began his career in the newspaper industry in 2004 as a staff accountant for his hometown newspaper, The Kenosha News. During the next 10 years, he rose from staff accountant to controller, while remaining involved in operations. In June 2015, Greg joined American Hometown Publishing as CFO. Greg is very involved with  his community and his local church.