George Arwady has been Publisher and CEO of The Republican newspaper since January 2010. Arwady spent most of his professional career as an editor and publisher in Michigan and New Jersey, including Muskegon and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and The Star-Ledger in Newark. Among many civic engagements, he has chaired the economic development groups and served on community foundation boards in communities in three states. He is president of the Massachusetts Publishers Association and also serves on the board of the New England Newspaper & Press Association. Arwady has a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a resident of downtown Springfield.