Air Force veteran Bill McDonald has signed on with Sound Publishing as an advertising sales consultant.
McDonald, 43, of Port Orchard, will represent the Central Kitsap Reporter, Bremerton Patriot and Veterans Life publications for print and digital ad sales.
McDonald was born in Guam where he lived for six years. His family later moved to California and then to Port Orchard where he graduated from South Kitsap High School. His father, Bill senior, served in the Air Force as an electrical engineer.
When McDonald was 18 he followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the Air Force himself where he served as a cook and pastry chef at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for three years. McDonald was later transferred to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked in the military hotel industry for three years.
“Home of the Thunderbirds,” McDonald said.
When he left the Air Force, McDonald continued his career in the hotel industry, this time in Seattle.
“I managed two hotels in three years: Edgewater Inn and the Mayflower Park Hotel,” he said.
Afterward, McDonald spent 10 years recruiting for information technology companies.
“Microsoft and Amazon were my biggest clients … finding software and hardware engineers and developers,” he said.
That job then led to sales in digital advertising on news websites with Fisher Broadcasting and DataSphere, and then to Sound Publishing.
“It’s branding … branding with the people that read the news,” McDonald said of advertising.
McDonald has three daughters and one son, ranging in ages from eight months to 23 years.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 360-308-9161 ext. 3056 (work) or 360-471-3610 (cell).