August 2011 Issue
Publisher's Note: No Slowing Down
I recently overheard someone describe retirement as “working on your own terms.” But if you are working at something you really enjoy, is it fair to call it work?
I have watched my 71-year-old father retire from our company three times, only to return two or three weeks later. Each time, he would come back with a great idea for a new magazine. As it turns out, he is much happier working on a publication than he is working on his golf game or his tan. And we at Great Lakes Publishing are better for the creative passion he brings to our halls.
It is with that in mind that I announce some changes at Ohio Magazine
Richard Osborne is leaving his post as publisher and editor of Ohio Magazine
after more than a decade with the publication and some 40 years in journalism. His history with Great Lakes Publishing dates to 1979.
Rich is leaving to follow his passion for his alma mater, Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. He is now the school’s full-time president after serving as its volunteer advisory board chairman.
“I can’t help but be sentimental about returning to my roots,” Rich says. “This is the place where I met my wife and the place where I received the guidance and inspiration to become a writer. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and carry on the mission and values of this great school.”
While we are very sorry to lose his talent and wonderful personality, we are excited for him to have this opportunity and we know VASJ will benefit tremendously from the creative passion he’ll bring to the school’s halls. Congratulations, Rich!
Vivian Pospisil, executive editor, will take over the top editorial post for Ohio Magazine
. We are looking forward to tapping into more of Vivian’s talents at the magazine, where she has served for nine years, guiding our editorial mission.
Personally, I am happy to take this opportunity to become Ohio Magazine
’s publisher again. It is a role I had a few years ago and one I have missed. Like my father, I am most happy when I am working on a magazine.
Vivian and I agree that we have an amazing team — a group of people who have seen many changes in Ohio and the world of media, but a team that has been remarkably dedicated to serving our mission of capturing The Beauty, The Adventure and The Fun of life in the Buckeye State.
You can expect us to continue working hard to cover all the things you love about Ohio.
Although we can hardly call it work.