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Callari named general manager of Bainbridge Post- Searchlight

Charlie Callari, 53, has been named general manager of Bainbridge Newsmedia, LLC, publisher of the Post-Searchlight, Bainbridge Living, and its affiliated publications and websites. He replaces Mark Pope, who remains at his request in his former position of managing printing and production for the Post-Searchlight, and the affiliated and non-affiliated publications the newspaper prints.

Callari, a native of Rochester, New York, most recently served as advertising sales manager of The Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Prior to his time in Tuscaloosa, he was advertising sales market manager for Buckeye Broadband, and vice president of marketing and donor recruitment for Blood Assurance, where he oversaw blood collection, supplying 75 hospitals with life-blood products.

“My wife, Kayrn, and I are excited to live and work in Bainbridge and we will both work hard to quickly become productive members of the community, personally and professionally,” Callari said. “As a volunteer with the American Red Cross, and being a Rotarian in our former home, I love to get involved.  My wife is a pre-k teacher and volunteer with the hospital in Tuscaloosa, so she’s really looking forward to making a contribution in Bainbridge.”

The Callari’s have three grown children, Patrick, 25, Allison, 26, and Danielle, 27.

For his part, Pope is excited to return to a role he served in for decades with the Post-Searchlight, which will give him more time to spend with his family and pursue some of his hobbies.

“After 38 years with the Post-Searchlight I decided on January 1 that this would be my year to retire,” Pope said. “I was prepared to take a new path with a little less time requirement, allowing for more time to do things away from work that I have always enjoyed like camping, hunting and fishing. But after a staffing change in our production department, a new opportunity was opened to me and I decided to continue my career with the Post-Searchlight, which will still give me the free time I was seeking.”

Callari began work in Bainbridge Monday, and plans to move permanently and have his wife join him in Bainbridge in the coming weeks.