A longtime government and lifelong resident of northeast Indiana has been named president and CEO of Fort Wayne Newspapers Inc.
Lori Fritz succeeds Scott Stanford within the function. She joined the corporate in 1986 and has served in quite a few positions together with as advertising director, circulation director, promoting director and, most not too long ago, chief income officer.
Fort Wayne Newspapers is the enterprise agent for The Journal Gazette, which is domestically owned and independently operated, and for FortWayne.com and Fort Wayne Journal. That web site and the journal are collectively owned by The Journal Gazette and Ogden Newspapers Inc., primarily based in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Stanford has taken a job main Ogden Newspapers’ Colorado and Utah publications. He had been Fort Wayne Newspapers’ CEO since February 2019.
Fritz mentioned she “could not bemore excited” in regards to the new alternative. She started her profession with the newspaper firm at age 18, answering telephones within the customer support division after which spent the subsequent 35 years in varied, cross-functional roles.
“All of those experiences, together with the knowledge and endurance of a big variety of gracious mentors, allowed for super skilled progress and actually gave me nice confidence as I take this subsequent step in my journey,” Fritz mentioned.
The brand new CEO mentioned the corporate will “proceed to supply an informative, high-quality product” that present and future readers think about important to their each day routines and that advertisers “discover indispensable to attaining their enterprise targets.”
Past that, she mentioned in an announcement, “the world we reside in continues to evolve, and one among my main objectives is to make sure that we evolve with it. In that vein, one main space of focus shall be persevering with to increase our digital footprint.”
Sherry Skufca, The Journal Gazette’s writer, known as the promotion “excellent news for The Journal Gazette and our readers and advertisers. Lori has a robust dedication to customer support in all kinds and understands and respects the editorial independence of our newsroom. I’m trying ahead to working along with her in her new function.”
Throughout her profession with Fort Wayne Newspapers, Fritz has been lively in the neighborhood with a number of organizations and initiatives, together with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, the YWCA Tribute to Ladies of Achievement and SCAN.
Fritz is married to Steve Fritz. They’ve three youngsters: sons Ryan and Jacob and daughter Abby.