Long Island Business News publisher John Kominicki resigned this week from the helm of the Ronkonkoma-based newspaper to join a digital marketing firm, the paper announced on its website Wednesday.
Kominicki had been the paper's publisher since 1998, when current owners, The Dolan Company, bought the newspaper from Paul and Terry Townsend.
The outgoing publisher will join Digital Motion, a firm that helps businesses adopt sounder digital practices, as partner and president, working with the company's founder, John King.
During Kominicki's tenure with Long Island Business News, the publisher became one of the most prominent voices in Long Island's business community. In addition to sitting on a host of boards for regional business development councils such as the Long Island Software and Technology Network, and being routinely tapped to keynote business events across the Island, Kominicki was also a finalist for the chairman's job at the Long Island Association, the region's largest business group.
The publisher and longtime journalist previously was a correspondent for European Stars & Stripes and has written for The New York Times, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News and Newsweek, among others.