SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Schurz Communications Inc., the parent company of The Herald-Mail Co., announced Monday that its board of directors has named Franklin D. Schurz Jr. as the company's chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
Schurz has been the company's president and director for the past 23 years.
Company officials also announced that Todd F. Schurz has been named president and chief operating officer.
Before serving as president and director, Franklin Schurz was editor and publisher of the South Bend Tribune Inc. in South Bend, and The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail in Hagerstown. During his 26 years in the newspaper side of the industry, he served as president of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Hoosier State Press Association, the Chesapeake A.P. Association, and the Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers.
Prior to joining SCI in 1989, Todd Schurz worked for the Times Journal Co. in Springfield, Va., and for the New York Daily News during graduate school.