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. He has chaired, is former chair and serves on the board of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. He also serves locally as a Trustee of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, a member of the Springfield Business Leaders for Education and the board of the United Way of Pioneer Valley. Arwady is also a life-long consumer and supporter of the arts, having served over the years on symphony boards, museum boards and children’s chorus boards. He is a resident of downtown Springfield.