Pass named as Suburban Life general manager

Suburban Life Media announced new leadership Tuesday as Laura Pass was named as General Manager.

Pass was most recently the advertising director for the Kane County Chronicle and also previously served in that role for Suburban Life. In her new position, Pass will oversee all aspects of the operation, which maintains offices in Downers Grove and Grayslake. 

Suburban Life, part of Dixon-based Shaw Media, publishes mysuburbanlife.com and 21 weekly newspapers in the Chicago suburbs. Suburban Life also publishes Suburban Life Magazine and Lake County Magazine, monthly lifestyle publications, and the Planit Life and Planit Lake entertainment and shopping destinations online and in print.

Pass is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has been with Shaw Media since 2011. She previously was a suburban advertising manager for Sun-Times Media.

"I am honored and excited about taking on this role and look forward to what's ahead," Pass said. "Suburban Life serves many of the best communities in the Chicago suburbs, and it's a privilege to be a part of these communities."

Shaw Media Vice President J.Tom Shaw, formerly the publisher of Suburban Life Media, will continue to be extensively involved in his role as Chief Digital Officer of the company and will remain based in the Downers Grove office.