CEO leaving publishing company

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) KPC Media Group Chief Executive Officer Terry Ward is leaving the northeast Indiana media company.

KPC President and Publisher Terry Housholder notified employees of Ward’s departure in a memorandum obtained by Newschannel 15 Thursday.

Ward, who was named KPC’s CEO in January, has accepted a position with a publishing firm in the Seattle, Washington-area, Housholder told employees.

Terry Ward

“When we hired Terry, we recognized that he was moving up in his career, with many years ahead in our industry,” Housholder wrote to employees. “We’re pleased that he has spent these years with us, bringing new ideas and insights to KPC. We wish him the best in his career.”

Ward joined KPC in 2012 as vice president of sales, digital and marketing, and was promoted to chief operating officer shortly thereafter. He was promoted to CEO when Housholder stepped down as CEO.

Ward previously ran sales and digital operations at GateHouse Media’s Community Newspaper Division and served as publisher at Paxton Media Group before coming to KPC.

Housholder said Chief Financial Officer Rick Mitchell would oversee the company’s departments until a new CEO is named. He added that Ward has recommended a candidate and officials will interview others.

KPC Media Group, which publishes three daily newspapers and multiple publications including Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, is a media partner of Newschannel 15.

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