Colin Pope, the editor of the Austin Business Journal, reports that Heather Ladage has been named publisher of the paper, effective Feb. 1.
She succeeds Lyn Chasteen, who is retiring from the industry after a 20-year career with the newspaper’s parent company, American City Business Journals.
Pope writes, “For the past three years, Ladage has been part of ACBJ’s corporate circulation team, first as director of circulation sales development and later as a regional circulation marketing director serving several business journals.
“When the corporate circulation department was reorganized earlier this month, Ladage assumed the newly created position of national audience development director–sales.
“Throughout her tenure as an Austin-based member of the corporate circulation staff, Ladage has worked with dozens of ACBJ markets on general circulation management and specifically on hiring, training and managing circulation sales teams. Before joining the corporate circulation group, she was circulation and marketing director at the Austin Business Journal and had been a circulation account executive prior to that. Earlier in her career, Ladage was an account manager with a Honolulu-based media firm selling advertising for newspapers and magazines.”
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