Greetings from the Ballinger staff!
Ballinger Publishing is a member of the Committee of One Hundred, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Ballinger Publishing is proud to be locally-owned and operated. All Rights Reserved on all publications and logos. Reproduction or use of the contents of our publications is prohibited. Comments and opinions expressed in the publications represent the personal views of the individuals to whom they are attributed and/or the person identified as the author of the article, and they are not necessarily those of the publisher. Ballinger Publishing accepts no responsibility for these opinions. The publisher reserves the right to edit all manuscripts.
But, other than the legal hoo-ha, we are a fun-loving bunch of people who work hard to spread the good news of Pensacola and the rest of Northwest Florida. We love this region and want to recognize all the good people in it. If there is a person, place or thing that you feel we should cover in one of our publications, send your request to Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com. Call us at 850.433.1166 or fax 850.435.9174.
Employees and Administrative Information
Malcolm Ballinger, Owner & Publisher
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Hailing from the best of the British Isles, Malcolm was born and raised in Derby, England but has been living in the U.S. for longer than he lived in England. If you’re a golfer, you’ll probably meet him on the green one day.
Glenys Ballinger, Owner
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Glenys spends most of her time giving back to the community and promoting Ballinger Publishing’s community ties. She is on the board of ARC Gateway and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also a volunteer with the Gulf Coast Kids House. In her free time, she enjoys beating Malcolm at golf.
Kelly Oden, Executive Editor
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Although she grew up in New Orleans, Kelly was born in Minnesota and she even spent a few pre-Big Easy childhood years right next door in Gulf Breeze. She has also lived in San Francisco and New York City. An Avid traveler, Kelly has backpacked through Europe, driven across Ireland and fallen in love with Italy. She’s been happy to call Pensacola home since 2001. When the workday is done, Kelly enjoys the usual suspects: books, music, food, wine and the company of her daughter Lola. Kelly lives with Lola and their dog Pixie in Downtown Pensacola.
Guy Stevens II, Art Director
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Guy Stevens graduated from the University of North Florida where he earned a BFA in Photography. He has worked in the photography and graphic design field for over 10 years, handling everything from fine art and commercial photography to print design and corporate branding. Guy is an avid photographer who enjoys working with toy and antique cameras and dabbling in alternative photographic processes. When not in the office, Guy is usually enjoying the outdoors with his wife and pets.
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Anna Hitchcock is a native Texan. She is a graduate of Pensacola State College where she obtained a degree in Graphic Design, and developed extensive technical proficiencies with the most current software and design programs. She has a famous last name, and loves her some Hitchcockian films. As far as she knows, there is no relation to the famous director, but Alfred did have artistic flair, and Anna loves all things art, whether it be fine art or commercial art. Anna loves classical design, modern minimalism, and incorporating the two into a perfect union.
Becky Hildebrand, Account Executive
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A native of Pensacola since she was four, Becky has 16 years of sales experience at the Pensacola News Journal. Becky loves meeting people, forging relationships and finding mutually-beneficial ways to impact her clients’ lives. In her off time, Becky enjoys spending time with her six-year-old daughter, reading, spending time at the beach, and doing yard work.
Josh Newby, Editor
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Josh Newby graduated from UWF in 2010 with a degree in Public Relations and in 2014 with a master’s in Strategic Communication. He began working with Ballinger Publishing in 2012 and assists with writing features, compiling classifieds and designing advertisements and magazine layouts. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his new wife, being active in his local church and staying up to date on all the latest movies. He occasionally participates in fun runs and frequently wonders what about running is fun.
Dawn Gresko, Editorial Assistant
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Dawn Gresko is a jack-of-all-trades writer and editorial assistant for Ballinger Publishing in Pensacola, where she also earned her BA in English/Creative Writing at the University of West Florida. When she’s not writing on scavenged materials, or in her thoughts, you can find her roaming the town or sifting through the discount novel bin.