Gilmore wrapping up season with TAB Media after 8 years

Fellow staff members, advertising clients and ministry leaders across the state agree they will miss working with TAB Media’s William J. “Bill” Gilmore — affectionately known to many as “Mr. Bill.”

Gilmore served as director of advertising and most recently director of sales for The Alabama Baptist/TAB Media until late March when he began a new position with Blessings Through Action. He will serve as director of community partnerships for the Arizona-based organization, which includes the Our Action Place social media platform for Christians and the Christian News Journal publication.

Gilmore and his wife, Renee, also will be actively involved in their daughter Katelyn’s training for a potential spot with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Katelyn attended Montgomery’s Huntingdon College on a golf scholarship and has been training for the LPGA since graduating in 2019.

The Gilmores have been active members of Highland Baptist Church, Florence.

Before joining the TAB staff in February 2012, Gilmore worked for The Montgomery Advertiser and The Times Daily in Florence as well as The Meridian Star in Mississippi.

During his eight years with TAB, Gilmore worked closely with the officers of the Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference, serving as coordinator for the exhibitors’ booths and advertising sales for the program and sponsorships.

“This was only possible because of the hard working individuals at TAB,” Gilmore said.

In an email to his fellow TAB staff members, Gilmore wrote, “When I first arrived at TAB, I was amazed at the amount of work and the quality of journalism from such a small group of professionals. I’m overwhelmed to have been on this journey with each of you and will miss you.”

The TAB team also will sorely miss “Mr. Bill,” said TAB Media president and editor-in-chief Jennifer Davis Rash. “Bill has been an amazing source of encouragement, support, friendship and strength for our entire team.” (TAB)