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Mike DelPrete has joined Florida-based AIM Group, pub­lish­ers of Clas­si­fied In­tel­li­gence Re­port, as a prin­ci­pal and se­nior con­sul­tant. DelPrete’s ex­per­tise in real es­tate tech and the trends af­fect­ing real es­tate ad­ver­tis­ing will sup­port AIM Group clas­si­fied ad­ver­tis­ing and in­vest­ment clients. In ad­di­tion to writ­ing and con­sult­ing, DelPrete will work with AIM Group clients on fund­ing and merg­ers and ac­qui­si­tions.

Eu­gene Jack­son, a veteran leader in the news­pa­per in­dus­try, has been named the new pub­lisher of the Rapid City Jour­nal (South Dakota). In his new role as a re­gional pub­lisher, Jack­son will also serve as pub­lisher of the Casper Star-Tri­bune in Wyoming, an­other pa­per owned by Lee En­ter­prises.

Lee En­ter­prises has named Jeff Pre­court re­gional pub­lisher of the com­pany’s Ore­gon en­ter­prises. Cur­rently pub­lisher of the Al­bany Demo­crat-Her­ald, the Cor­val­lis GazetteTimes and the week­lies Le­banon Ex­press and Philo­math Ex­press, Pre­court will have an ex­panded role to in­clude The World in Coos Bay and its as­so­ci­ated weekly pub­li­ca­tions.

Bruce Hart­mann is leav­ing his post as pres­i­dent of the Chat­tanooga Times Free Press to take a job with the Univer­sity of Ten­nessee Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He will be suc­ceeded by Jeff DeLoach, a 56-year-old na­tive of Jack­son, Tenn., who has been serv­ing as pub­lisher of two Texas news­pa­pers.

Randy Blair, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of Black Press B.C. op­er­a­tions, has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of War­ren Gould­ing as pub­lisher of the Cowichan Val­ley Cit­i­zen. Gould­ing will be re­spon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of the Lake Cowichan Gazette, the Che­mai­nus Val­ley Courier, Ar­bu­tus mag­a­zine and var­i­ous niche pub­li­ca­tions pro­duced by Black Press.

Matthew Sauer has been named ex­ec­u­tive edi­tor of the Sara­sota (Florida) Her­ald-Tri­bune.

BH Me­dia Group has ap­pointed Al­ton Brown to be the next pub­lisher of the Win­ston-Salem Jour­nal and vice pres­i­dent of the North Carolina Group of the com­pany, which in­cludes the News & Record (Greens­boro). Brown is cur­rently re­gional pub­lisher of the Lynch­burg, Vir­ginia Group, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Terry J. Kroeger, BH Me­dia Group’s pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

Abe D. Jones Jr., arts edi­tor at the News & Record (Greens­boro), re­cently died at the age of 87. He “knew ev­ery­body and ev­ery­thing about the lo­cal arts scene,” said Allen John­son, News & Record ed­i­to­rial page edi­tor and for­mer fea­tures edi­tor.

Post­media Net­work Canada Corp. an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Janet Ecker to the boards of Post­media Net­work Canada Corp. and its sub­sidiary, Post­media Net­work.

Bob MacPher­son has been ap­pointed pub­lisher of The News & Ad­vance. MacPher­son, who had been based in Roanoke as re­gional con­troller for BH Me­dia Vir­ginia Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group, has as­sumed his new role.

The son of New York Times pub­lisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has been tapped to take over the news­pa­per’s opin­ion sec­tion from his fa­ther. It’s the sec­ond pro­mo­tion for A.G. Sulzberger, 36, who last Oc­to­ber was named The Times’s deputy pub­lisher.

The Ital­ian Koenig & Bauer Group sub­sidiary KBA-Flex­otec­nica has ap­pointed Richard War­nick as sales man­ager for the United King­dom, Ire­land and Scan­di­navia.

Jorge E. Me­jia is the new di­rec­tor busi­ness devel­op­ment for Roxen in the Amer­i­cas. He will be re­spon­si­ble for Roxen’s sales in North, Cen­tral and South Amer­ica.

Jen Guadar­rama has been named news di­rec­tor for the Stan­dard-Times news­pa­per in San An­gelo, Texas.

Mar­tie Zad, who spent 53 years on The Wash­ing­ton Post staff, ris­ing from part-time sports copy boy to sports edi­tor and who also served on teams that de­vel­oped some of the pa­per’s first elec­tronic edit­ing sys­tems, died May 15 at his home in Sil­ver Spring, Mary­land. He was 89.

Bob Fleck will take over as pub­lisher of the River Val­ley Me­dia Group, which in­cludes the La Crosse Tri­bune, Wi­nona Daily News and Chippewa Her­ald, and sev­eral weekly news­pa­pers and spe­cialty pub­li­ca­tions lo­cated in Wis­con­sin.

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