Paxton publisher joins board

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The Hoosier State Press Association welcomes Andy Eads to the board of directors.

Eads serves as publisher for Paxton Media Group properties the Herald-Press (Huntington) and the Wabash Plain Dealer.

He assumes the board seat vacated by Bill Masterson Jr., who recently accepted a position with Berkshire Hathaway’s BH Media Group.

Eads brings loyal dedication to newspapers and contagious enthusiasm to the board, said Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel.

“Andy’s experience and energy will benefit member newspapers as the board looks to diversify HSPA’s services and revenue streams to keep dues down,” Key said. “He was already a regular at the Annual Meeting and other HSPA functions, so his selection for the board was a natural pick.”

Eads has been employed with Paxton for 12 years.

He spent seven of those as a sales representative and advertising director for the Plain Dealer. He has been publisher of the Herald-Press for the past five years and was named to his position in Wabash this year.

“I’m honored to join the HSPA board,” Eads said. “It has been a goal of mine since I’ve been in the business to put myself in a position that I can help newspapers continue to grow.”

He and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Austin and Aden.

In other HSPA board news, Tina West has accepted a position outside the newspaper industry and resigned her post on the board, Key said.

“We thank Tina for her many years of service to HSPA and wish her the best,” he said.

West’s seat on the board will be filled in the coming months.

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