Michael J. Coleman is the former chief executive officer of Cape Publications and president and publisher of FLORIDA TODAY.

Mr. Coleman’s background spans decades across the newspaper industry, which began as a reporter in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York, and continued as he rose through the ranks to ultimately oversee a number of publications.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Coleman was involved in several U.S. and international professional industry organizations as well as a leader in his community through his work on the Brevard County Civilian/Military Community Relations Council, the Brevard Cultural Alliance, the United Way of Brevard, and the Space Coast Economic Development Commission. He is currently a director of Ron Jon Surf Shop and a trustee of The King Center for The Performing Arts and the Washington, D.C.-based Freedom Forum, which is devoted to fostering First Amendment freedoms for all.