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June 24, 2014

Beacom named newspaper leader

MT. VERNON — Jamie Beacom of Ashtabula, Ohio, has been named the new general manager of the Mt. Vernon Register-News.

Beacom comes to Mt. Vernon from the Ashtabula Star Beacon, where he has been serving as its advertising director.

“I look forward to becoming a part of the team at the Register-News and working to make it a top performer for CNHI,” Beacom said.

Beacom is a 1991 graduate of Kent State University in Ohio, and has a bachelors degree in business management.

He started his career with the Star Beacon in 2003 as a sales representative and has spent the past six years as the director of advertising sales.

“Jamie is an industry veteran with a strong track record. He has high expectations for quality products and understands that the mission for the Mt. Vernon Register-News is to be a leader in local news and information. With his proven leadership abilities and his passion for quality community journalism he is ideally suited to be the general manager in Mt. Vernon,” said Keith Blevins, CNHI’s chief operating officer.

Beacom said he is looking forward to joining the community.

“Being a lifelong resident of Ashtabula, it was a very difficult family decision to take on this new challenge,” Beacom said. “We are very excited to get to Mt. Vernon and immerse ourselves in the community.”

Beacom and his wife of 20 years, Lisa, are the parents of two daughters — Katie, 20, who attends Kent State University and Marlee, 5.

Beacom will begin his duties at the Register-News in mid-July.

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