J. Pason Gaddis joins the FPA Board of Directors
J. Pason Gaddis is CEO of Hoffmann Media Group a multi-media company with publishing, direct mail and digital applications. Their main holding, Florida Weekly has grown from one to nine markets throughout Florida and was co-founded by Gaddis in 2007.
Gaddis has been named in Gulfshore Life magazine’s top 40 influential leaders from the past decade, selected chairman of the Southwest Florida Heart Ball 2015, was awarded the 2015 Chrysalis Award for business development and in 2018 was named a Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Laureate.
His editorial team’s awards include being named the best weekly newspaper in the state 7 times by the Florida Press Association. Florida Weekly was also awarded the 2021 Journalist of the Year in Florida Award, selected by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Prior to Florida Media Group, Gaddis served in a variety of sales and management capacities with Gannett, Inc. and was the Student Publisher of the Iowa State Daily newspaper at his alma mater Iowa State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
Gaddis lives in Fort Myers with his wife Renée and two children.