Metro Corp. Publishing Names Kirk Davis As CEO

Metro Corp. Publishing, publisher of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, has named Kirk Davis as president and CEO. 

Davis replaces Nick Fischer, who had serving as interim CEO for the past year after David Lipson stepped down as CEO. Lipson, a member of the family that owns the company, is now chairman.

Davis served as an executive at GateHouse Media and its precursor company, Community Newspaper Co., for nearly three decades, according to Boston BizJournals. 

“I look forward to collaborating with the staff, getting involved in our cities, and accelerating the company’s growth and innovation initiatives,” Davis says, according to Boston.   

“At my last company, we were successful in building a digital advertising agency, ‘live’ events division, and consumer marketing agency. That work is relevant here, so this is a great fit,” adds Davis.



Davis has served as a non-executive board member for the Associated Press since 2015 and as board chairman of startup Power Poll in the past year. He also serves as advisor to the board of digital agency Madras Global.

Lipson praises Fischer for his “outstanding stewardship of our company through this difficult period. Nick rapidly mobilized our entire organization to address one of the most challenging environments our industry has ever faced.” 

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