Gabriela Vega Barrantes has been named general manager of Consultantes Río Colorado S.A., the parent firm of A.M. Costa Rica.
As general manager, Ms. Vega will expand her responsibilities to include the administrative and technical departments of the firm as well as overseeing advertising sales. She had been advertising director.
In addition, Jay Brodell, a founder, editor and one of the owners of the company has announced his retirement as of Nov. 25 when he will be 74. He will assume the title of editor emeritus.
The company said that it is seeking candidates for managing editor to be responsible for the day-to-day editorial product of the paper.
Ms. Vega will head the search. She also will be responsible for the development of A.M. titles in other Latin American countries and other titles operated by the company. So far active titles include A.M. Cuba, Medical Vacations in Costa Rica, The Cafta Report and Retire NOW in Costa Rica.