AMY LEE/THE HUNTSVILLE ITEM
Amy Lee was promoted to publisher of The Huntsville Item, effective March 9. Lee previously worked as general manager and advertising director of the Glasgow (Ky.) Daily Times, another newspaper within Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Prior to her time in Kentucky, she served in several capacities at the Suburban Journals Of Greater St. Louis, owned by Lee Enterprises.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.
She replaces Dennis Garrison, who resigned to pursue other interests.
RANDY SANDERS/LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
Randy Sanders, a former Lubbock Avalanche-Journal editor, is running for office. Sanders will seek the open seat of Lubbock’s northwest city district (District 6) next year, the paper reported.
STEVE PATERSON/THE PORT ARTHUR NEWS
Sanders worked at the Avalanche-Journal from July 1969 to September 1983 and January 1984 to January 2006.
He said he had filed paperwork declaring a campaign treasurer, but had not specifically declared for District 6 out of respect for the city’s political redistricting process, which began in early March, the paper reported. Formal filing for the seat begins in March 2012.
Steve Paterson was named publisher of The Port Arthur News and group manager for the Southeast Texas division of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Paterson has 32 years of experience in the newspaper industry. Most recently, he served as publisher of The Edmond Sun in Oklahoma.
A native of Florida, Paterson began his journalism career in the Sunshine State, but he is no stranger to Texas. Prior to his tenure in Oklahoma, he was publisher of the Valley Morning Star in the Rio Grande Valley for 10 years.
ASHLEY CARTER/BURLESON STAR
Ashley Carter was named advertising manager of the Burleson Star and its sister publications in April. Carter, a Burleson native, began her career with the Star Group in December 2010 as sales representative of Alvarado, Keene, Cleburne and Joshua.
Before joining the company, she worked with several small businesses in the Burleson and Crowley areas, focusing on sales, customer relations, logistics, problem-solving, client services and employee dynamics.
Carter is a 2005 graduate of Burleson High School. She majored in business management at Hill College.
MARK ALDAM/HEARST NEWSPAPERS
Mark E. Aldam was promoted to president of Hearst Newspapers in March.
Aldam has served as executive vice president, deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers since March 2010. As group publisher, he oversaw eight of Hearst’s properties.
He began his career with Hearst in 2006 as publisher of the Albany Times Union in New York, where he served for three years.
In 1994, he joined Connecticut’s Hartford Courant, owned by the Tribune Co., as advertising director. He was named senior vice president/chief operating officer of the Courant in 2005.
STEVEN SWARTZ/HEARST CORP.
Steven R. Swartz was named chief operating officer of Hearst Corp. in March.
Swartz, a member of the board of directors of Hearst Corp., was a senior vice president of the corporation and president of Hearst Newspapers. His oversight included Local Edge, Hearst’s digital marketing services and directories business.
Before joining Hearst in 2001, Swartz was president and chief executive of SmartMoney.com.
He began his journalism career as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal in 1984 after graduating from Harvard.
DAN KLEINER/THE MADISONVILLE METEOR
Dan Kleiner joined The Madisonville Meteor as publisher in March. He most recently served as publisher of The Karnes Countywide in Karnes City and has also worked for the Wimberly View and Lake Travis View newspapers.
He began his journalism career as a high school sports and education reporter, and continued on to serve in assistant editor, editor and publisher roles.
Kleiner was raised in Houston and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas.
He will be relocating to Madison County in April.
JANA LOGAN/THE MARLIN DEMOCRAT
Jana Logan was named editor and publisher of The Marlin Democrat, effective April 15.
Logan is a native of Mount Pleasant. For 12 years, she was a partner in a successful tax preparation and bookkeeping business there. She was also active in the community as a 4-H and FFA leader.
Two years ago, Logan moved to Kosse. Her husband, Ricky, is a heavy equipment operator at the Kosse Mines.
Logan has two grown daughters who both reside in Mount Pleasant.
She replaces retiring publisher Lois Cooper, who served in the position for 13 years.