Bjork, 32, also serves as group publisher for BridgeTower Media, the business-to-business publication arm of GateHouse Media and publisher of the tri-weekly Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland, Ore.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor of arts in rhetoric and media studies, Bjork started out as a reporter at the Daily Journal of Commerce covering land use policy and planning in 2009, and moved into advertising a few years later. In 2015, he assumed the role of publisher and was named group publisher in 2017.
In Portland, Bjork saw more than 20 percent growth in events each of the previous two years and more than 30 percent growth in special publications in 2018. He also launched a Women in Construction awards and education program that has grown from 100 to 700 attendees in six years, as well as launched