David Allen Seaton is president of Winfield Publishing Co., Inc., and publisher of The Cowley CourierTraveler and Newkirk (Okla.) Herald Journal.
The company is part of the Seaton publishing group that includes eight newspapers in the central United States.
Seaton earned a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University and worked as a government reporter for several newspapers in Florida and southern California before returning to Kansas to join the family business in 2004.
Since then, Seaton has participated in or led major changes in the company, including moving from carrier to postal delivery, and merging the Arkansas City Traveler and the Winfield Daily Courier into one, countywide publication called the CourierTraveler.
Seaton is a fourth-generation newspaper publisher.
He has two children, Owen and Lilly, and lives in Arkansas City.