Casey Corr has joined the Good Fruit Grower staff as managing editor. He succeeds Jim Black, who is retiring after 20 years with the magazine.
Corr has a rich background in business journalism and print publications, and his broad range of skills should help him lead the magazine into a new era of electronic media while keeping a keen eye on quality educational and editorial content.
“I’m delighted to join a dedicated team that produces a magazine so widely recognized for its service to growers and advertisers,” said Corr.
During the 1980s, he was assistant city editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper, covering business, government, and transportation issues. During that time, he also served as a special correspondent to the Washington Post. In 1990, he moved to the Seattle Times where he served as a business journalist, columnist, and editorial board member.
Since then, Corr has served as director for communications for the mayor of Seattle and operated his own communications and public affairs company. His most recent position was as interim assistant vice president, marketing communications, at Seattle University.
Corr and his wife, Sally Tonkin, live in Yakima, Washington, where she teaches photography at Davis High School.