Fifteen months after retiring as executive editor of The Herald-Whig, I was sitting on the back porch of a rental house we were remodeling, contemplating whether to knock off for the day or go inside to do a little more work, when my cellphone rang. It was Tom Oakley. After quickly exchanging pleasantries, he explained […]
QUINCY – Thomas A. Oakley, who helped grow Quincy Media, Inc., into the 13th largest media company in the country, and for nearly seven decades was a driving force for economic development in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, died Wednesday at his home in Quincy. He was 89. “A mighty oak has fallen, that’s for […]
Culver-Stockton College has named Leslie Payne as its new Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development and she will also be serving as the executive director of the newly formed Tri-State Development Authority.
CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College announced Wednesday the establishment of the Tri-State Development Summit at the school with the support of a $1 million gift from Thomas A. Oakley, president and CEO of Quincy Media from 1969 to 2008. “We are proud to partner with Tom Oakley, who has been involved in tri-state economic development […]