CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Magazine, a division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, has hired a new publisher, tourism Director Tim Maland announced today.

Janet Geary, a longtime Nevada resident, brings 25 years of newspaper experience to her new role as publisher of Nevada Magazine. She has six years of newspaper publishing experience and a lifetime of Nevada knowledge.

“Nevada Magazine is a highly valued publication in our state, and we searched for someone with vast personal knowledge of the state as well as extensive professional experience,” Maland said. “Janet has all the qualities we hoped for in a publisher, and we are happy to welcome her to our team.”

Geary earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has worked in or managed the sales departments of several newspapers including the Nevada Appeal and the Reno Gazette-Journal in Nevada and the Albany Democrat Herald and Statesman Journal in Oregon. Her publishing experience includes The Record-Courier in Gardnerville, Nev., and The World newspaper in Coos Bay, Ore.

“I have spent most of my life in Nevada and have family all over the state, so I am happy to be back home,” Geary said. “Nevada Magazine celebrates everything I love about this great state, from the cowboy culture of the rural areas to the dining and shopping in Las Vegas and Reno. I am fortunate to do the work I love in the place I love.”

Geary has also worked in the tourism industry as president of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and was president-elect of the Minden Rotary club. She joined Nevada Magazine to succeed publisher Joyce Hollister, who retired after nearly seven years with the magazine and 25 years in the newspaper business.

Nevada Magazine has been published for more than 70 years, and in conjunction with its special Events & Shows issue reaches an audience of 177,000. It offers readers the opportunity to experience Nevada from the comfort of their favorite armchair, with extended stories and more information on the Web site, www.nevadamagazine.com. For more information on Nevada Magazine, contact Editor Matt Brown at 775-687-0602.