The San Diego Business Journal is getting a new president and publisher, though it will be a familiar face. Armon Mills, former president and publisher, will be returning to the Business Journal as its leader effective April 11.

Mills will replace 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. Ironically, Frisch replaced Mills in December of 2010, when Mills accepted a business development position with J.H. Cohn, now CohnResnick. Mills, who is 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 the Chief Financial Officer at The San Diego Union-Tribune, and who is an attorney, said he looks forward to working for Dr. 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.” Frisch will continue to be associated with the Business Journal on a consulting basis over the next few months.

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.