Terry Jamerson, publisher of The Roanoke Times, has announced her retirement.

Terry Jamerson, the publisher of The Roanoke Times and vice president of BH Media Group’s Virginia Community newspapers, announced today that she is retiring.

Jamerson’s publishing career spanned four decades. She held senior leadership roles with Worrell Enterprises and Media General, as well as BH Media.

Before moving to Roanoke in 2013, she served as publisher of The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va., for 18 years. In that position, she also directed a number of other daily and weekly publications in Virginia.

Throughout her career, Jamerson has been active in the community. In Roanoke, she served as board president of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the United Way and is on the board of directors for Center in the Square. Jamerson serves on the GO Virginia Southside Board and is currently serving as President of The Roanoke Regional Partnership. She also is a longtime member of the board for the University of Lynchburg, the Southern Newspaper Press Association, and she is a former president of the Virginia Press Association.

“I congratulate Terry on a career full of achievements,” said BH Media Group Executive Vice President Julie Bechtel. “In addition to her accomplishments as a newspaper publisher, Terry has made lasting contributions to the Roanoke and Lynchburg communities through her volunteer work. She is to be commended for that.”

Jamerson got her start in the business by selling advertising at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. She would go on to manage newspapers in eight states.

“I’ve had a grand experience in a variety of leadership roles in newspapers, but most important to me is the positive impact our newspapers have had on the communities we serve,” Jamerson said. “And that means not only informing our readers on a daily basis, but also by serving in volunteer roles outside our institutions.”

John Jordan, BH Media’s vice president of digital and sales, will oversee the Virginia Community Group and The Roanoke Times on an interim basis. Jamerson will assist with the transition.

With headquarters in Omaha, Neb., BH Media owns and operates 30 award-winning daily newspapers and websites as well as a number of associated weekly publications. BH Media, which has locations in 10 U.S. states, is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. BH Media’s markets include Omaha, Neb., Richmond, Va., Tulsa, Okla., Atlantic City, N.J., Roanoke, Va., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Greensboro, N.C.

(Press Release)