Jim Stevenson is the owner and publisher of The Spinal Column Media Group, a Saginaw, Michigan-based group of community weeklies and digital products including The Spinal Column newspapers. Before purchasing The Spinal Column in 2015, he served as media solutions manager for the Michigan Press Association from 2011 to 2013. He was direct marketing manager for Booth Mid-Michigan’s newspaper, including the Saginaw News, Bay City Times and Flint Journal. He was vice president of the Community Newspapers Group and publisher of The Empire-Tribune in Stephensville, Texas, for American Consolidated Media from 1998 to 2002. He has been advertising director for the Cadillac (Michigan) News.