The Times-Post has new publisher

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COLUMBUS, INDIANA — AIM Media Indiana LLC announced recently the appointment of Richard Clark as Publisher at The Republic in Columbus and Vice President & Group Publisher with responsibilities for all AIM media properties in Indiana, including The Times-Post.

Clark succeeds Bud Hunt who is retiring from the Company at the end of this month.

The announcement was made by Chairman and CEO Jeremy L. Halbreich and President and COO Rick Starks and is effective Dec. 5.

Clark will be responsible for the daily newspapers in Columbus, Franklin, Greenfield and Seymour; other weekly newspapers in Nashville, Brownstown, New Palestine, Fortville and McCordsville; DigitalAIM, the digital marketing services operation; a magazine and special publications division; and all affiliated websites and digital assets.

Most recently, Clark served as Regional Advertising Director for Adams Publishing Group in Tennessee, Virginia and western North Carolina and as Publisher in Rogersville (TN) supervising 20 newspapers across the region and with responsibilities for sales, team building and financial performance.

“We are excited and privileged to announce the appointment of Richard Clark, his joining our strong team in Indiana and his arrival in Columbus,” Halbreich said. “He is a highly experienced, accomplished and successful publishing executive who brings strong leadership and great energy and enthusiasm to the Republic and to the entire Indiana community.”

“Richard is deeply committed to the local communities he serves and he looks forward to becoming fully engaged with the people and civic organizations across Columbus and Bartholomew County,” Starks added.

Earlier in his career, Clark served from 2012-2020 as Vice President – Sales for Sandusky Newspaper Group with sales and service responsibilities across multiple states, from 1996-2020 as owner of Classified Development where he worked with more than 300 newspaper clients as a consultant, and earlier as Advertising Director for Freedom Communications at newspapers in Alabama and Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

AIM Media Indiana LLC is an affiliate of AIM Media Texas LLC and AIM Media Midwest LLC, and all entities are managed by AIM Media Management of Dallas, Texas. Halbreich and Starks are 45-plus year veterans of the newspaper publishing industry.

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