Kevin Desmond // Senior Vice President, Operations
Kevin Desmond is senior vice president of operations for Star Tribune. He manages the company’s world-class manufacturing facility that produces all editions of the Star Tribune, StribExpress, Twin Cities Values and other publications and advertising products. Desmond also oversees Star Tribune’s extensive information technology infrastructure used by hundreds of journalists and production professionals to produce the newspaper and website every day.
Previously, Desmond was vice president of operations at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he was in charge of production, technology and facilities. Before coming to the Twin Cities in 2004, Desmond was in operations management at The Wichita Eagle and The Los Angeles Herald. He was also a systems engineer at W. R. Grace & Co. in Lexington, Mass.
Desmond earned a masters degree in business management and administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts.
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