Rollie D. Hyde, 120th president, is a veteran of nearly 50 years in newspapers and the printing business and has owned several publications.
Before becoming publisher of the Plainview Daily Herald, a Hearst newspaper, in July 1990, he was advertising director of the Midland Reporter-Telegram. He also has worked for newspapers in Oklahoma City, Borger, Canyon, Corpus Christi and Fort Worth.
He retired as publisher in Plainview in 2006 and joined W.B. Grimes brokerage firm.
A native of Binger, Okla., he graduated from Binger High School in 1955. He studied accounting at Blackwood Business College in Oklahoma City and Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
Hyde and his wife, Jeri, have three children.
He was president of Panhandle Press Association (1995-96).
He is past president of the Oklahoma City Ad Federation and Corpus Christi Ad Federation and is a member of the Texas Tech University Journalism Advisory Council.