Colleen Brewer joined the Statesman in August 2011 as the vice president of sales and marketing. Brewer has worked in the media industry for over 20 years. Her career spans across markets like Nashville, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay area, Denver and before Austin she was the VP of sales for Gannett in McLean, Virginia. Brewer’s reputation is based on matching media solutions with the needs of customers. She’s an advocate for newspaper products – both print and digital – and embraces the current transition in consumer media consumption. She is known throughout the industry for developing deep customer relationships and customized, multi-platform solutions designed to reach consumers in today’s new media environment. A native of St. Louis, Brewer graduated from Anderson University in Anderson Indiana with a degree in journalism.