Akron Beacon Journal names Cincinnati native Mark Cohen new publisher

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Beacon Journal has named a Seattle news executive as its publisher.

The newspaper said Monday that Mark Cohen will become publisher Nov. 18.

The 57-year-old Cohen is a Cincinnati native who is chief operating officer and vice president of operations of the Seattle-based Pioneer Newspaper Group.

Cohen started his career as a sales executive with The Cincinnati Enquirer. He has worked for Thomson Newspapers, was advertising and marketing director of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, and was vice president of advertising for more than 100 weeklies and six dailies in the Boston market for GateHouse Media.

He succeeds Andrea Mathewson, who retired.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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