Armon Mills

The San Diego Business Journal named a new president and publisher — it is a familiar face. Armon Mills, former president and publisher, returned to the Business Journal as its leader April 11.

Mills replaces Randy C. Frisch, who has been the president and publisher for more than two years. Frisch has been named vice chancellor of business and administration for the National University System.

Frisch had replaced Mills in December of 2010, when Mills accepted a business development position with J.H. Cohn, now CohnResnick.

Mills, a certified public accountant, has been an early leader in the business journal publication concept.

“My first love is the Business Journal,” Mills said. “I am really excited to be back, and look forward to reacquainting myself with our clients.”

Frisch, who was previously the chief financial officer at The San Diego Union-Tribune, and who is an attorney, said he looks forward to working for Jerry C. Lee, chancellor of the National University System.

“I have loved working at the Business Journal, and with all of the business leaders of San Diego,” Frisch said. “But the opportunity to work for Dr. Lee and to return to CFO and general counsel work convinced me this was the perfect opportunity for me.”

The San Diego Business Journal is San Diego’s premier business publication. Together with its daily electronic report, it reaches more than 50,000 weekly readers.