By Jennifer Ries, Outlook Staff                                                             Laurel Outlook

Tom Latos has been named publisher of the Laurel Outlook and its affiliated publications

The announcement was made Monday, Nov. 11, by former publishers Milton and Gloria Wester in cooperation with the Outlook’s parent company, Star Printing Company, Inc.

“I’m happy to welcome Tom Latos to Laurel. I think that he is a good fit for the community, and people will find him good to work with and genuinely concerned with the community’s welfare and interests,” said Milton Wester. “He understands community newspapering and I think that’s important.”

Latos, a native of Cocoa, Fla., most recently was the publisher of the City Gates News in St. Augustine, Fla., a monthly full color travel publication with an 8,000 circulation.

His first newspaper job was as a graphic designer for Florida Today/USA Today, a Gannett Communications publication. He went on to lead the design, marketing, and advertising departments at newspapers and magazines across Florida, spearheading a variety of projects, including branding and promoting the Masters Golf Championship for the Augusta Nationals.

“I am happy about the opportunity to become involved in and part of the Laurel community and passionate to continue the long-standing tradition of service and integrity Mr. and Mrs. Wester accomplished with the Laurel Outlook,” he said.

Latos, a fishing enthusiast, also said he was looking forward to telling his family he needs a fly rod to experience the full beauty of the state.

Latos and his wife, Angela, have four children. They will relocate to the Laurel area in December.