Gary Loftus joined The Herald-Whig advertising department in March 2017. Gary has decades of experience in the newspaper industry in retail and classified sales and management. In his role as Advertising Director, Gary is responsible for the overall operations of the retail and classified departments. Gary has a degree in business marketing and management and throughout the years has been actively involved in organizations that serve the community in which he lives. Gary has been married to a wonderful woman (his better half) for 43 years this August. His wife, Rhonda, is a 10-year breast cancer survivor. Gary and Rhonda have one son, Izak, who has recently graduated with honors from Colorado State University. Gary is a Nebraska native who is a passionate fan of University of Nebraska football - Go big red! In Gary’s leisure time, he enjoys reading and learning about the local history of the communities in which he lives. His family also enjoys attending concerts and events and going to the movies.