Carpenter, president and chief operating officer of Boone Newspapers since 2004, is active in BNI group and individual management. He lives in and works from Natchez, Miss. Carpenter was previously publisher of The Natchez Democrat and The Greenville (Ala.) Advocate and three associated weekly newspapers. Earlier, he was general manager of The Andalusia (Ala.) Star-News and regional circulation manager for BNI. He began his newspaper career at The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Carpenter, whose background is circulation, production and general management, is a graduate of the University of Alabama.