A longtime Seymour editor has left the news­paper industry.

Dan Davis, who spent 26 years working at The Tribune assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Jackson County on July 7.

The 53-year-old Sey­mour resident replaces C.W. “Bud” Walther, who retired after 14 years.

Davis is a native of Indian­apolis and grad­uated from Indiana Univer­sity Purdue Univer­­sity Indianapolis in 1983.

His career has been with community-focused newspapers, and he has won numerous awards for his work.

He is a past president of the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors Board of Directors and has served on boards and had involvement in many local and statewide nonprofit organizations, including Leadership Jackson County and Jackson County Sertoma Club.

Davis was the editor of The Tribune for more than 15 years, leading the newspaper to be recognized as one of the top in the state by the Hoosier State Press Association.

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