Courier-Times has new leaders


The Courier-Times (New Castle) promoted two em­­ploy­ees to manage­ment positions.

Pub­lisher Bob Hansen announced that Lisa Perry was named editor and Stacie Wrightsman was named advertising director.

Perry and Wrightsman join David Brandt, cir­culation director, as depart­ment heads at The Courier-Times.

Perry joined the news­paper as a staff writer in 2013. Her coverage areas have included schools and, more recently, New Castle city government, politics and economic development.

She is the author of “Haunted Henry County IV – Looking for Cath­erine: Memoirs of a House That Spoke.” She is a member of the Break­fast Optimist Club and a board member for the Academy for Community Leadership.

Perry is a former reporter for two daily newspapers in Ohio.

A New Castle native, she earned an associate degree at IU East and, later, a bachelor’s degree at Wright State Uni­versity in Dayton, Ohio.

Wrightsman has worked for several years at The Courier-Times, starting almost 15 years ago as a classified advertising represent­ative.

She has most recently been an ad­ver­tising sales rep­re­senta­tive. She also worked in advertising sales for three daily newspapers in other cities.

Perry replaces Hansen as editor. Wrightsman replaces Brandon Cox, who took a job with another newspaper.

– The Courier-Times (New Castle)