Bryan Chester, MEd, is general manager of the Columbia Missourian. He has been in this role since 2013 and has helped shape the newspaper’s digital-first business model, grow digital ad revenue, and diversify digital revenue streams.
In his role as affiliate faculty for the Novak Leadership Institute, Chester teaches the Chancellor’s Leadership Class for first-year Mizzou students and Strategic Communication Leadership, an advanced course for juniors and seniors. Chester enjoys working with students to develop their leadership potential.
In his own words: “A strong foundation in leadership education prepares students for a wide range of professional career paths. The skills are relevant, practical, and highly transferable. Examining one's own leadership and communication style as it relates to those around you builds trust, promotes teamwork, and maximizes potential.”