broker emeritus

About GARY

Gary Greene joined Cribb, Greene & Cope in 2000 after a 30-year career in the newspaper industry. Gary became a partner in the firm in 2006.

Before joining Cribb, Greene & Cope, Gary served as president of Dickson Media, a Virginia-based company he founded in 1988, and grew to 38 different companies in 10 states.

Gary also started numerous spin-off publications through the years from base companies that were either started or purchased by Dickson. Prior to starting Dickson, Gary spent 17 years with Worrell Enterprises, a family owned print and broadcast media company also based in Virginia.


He grew through the ranks, publishing a variety of weekly and daily newspapers. He rose to executive vice president and was in charge of the company’s field and corporate operations and acquisitions. During this period, the company expanded to a national presence with locations from coast to coast and with acquisitions ranging from $2 million to $85 million.

A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Gary grew up in a newspaper family. His father was a journalist who worked at his hometown paper, the Johnson City Press. Gary worked full-time at the newspaper in a variety of departments for four years while he majored in journalism at East Tennessee State University, and also served as editor of the University’s weekly newspaper.

With dozens of newspaper transactions under his belt, Gary has extensive experience in the negotiation of publishing sales and acquisitions, as well as in valuation and deal structure. He also offers extensive consulting services, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Organization and Governance
  • Company Valuation and Shareholder Dividends
  • Generational Transitioning

Gary and his wife, Boo, reside in Charlottesville, Virginia, and are active in civic, and church activities. They have two grown children, Nathan and Caroline.