The Hagadone Company formally introduced that long-time Hagadone Media Montana regional writer Rick Weaver retired on the finish of January this 12 months. In the identical assertion, Hagadone Company Chairman and CEO Brad Hagadone and Media Division president Clint Schroeder named Montana regional promoting director Anton Kaufer because the newspaper group’s subsequent regional writer.
Kaufer joined the Day by day Inter Lake and Hagadone Media Montana in January 2017 as regional promoting director. Earlier than shifting to Montana, he was promoting director for the Shreveport Instances in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He began within the newspaper business along with his hometown newspaper, the Berkshire Eagle, in 2001 and has held management positions in newspapers in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and Louisiana.
“I really feel honored to observe in Rick’s footsteps and lead our Montana newspapers alongside our gifted groups,” Kaufer stated. “As our area continues to develop and evolve, it’s our accountability to maintain people knowledgeable of what’s taking place of their communities — whether or not in our printed newspapers or on-line by our web sites, information app, newsletters or podcasts. These papers are an important a part of our communities, and our dedication to producing top-notch native journalism and advertising options is as sturdy as ever.”
“I’m extraordinarily happy that Anton can be taking my place,” Weaver added. “I can’t consider a greater particular person or a greater succession plan that may guarantee Inter Lake and Hagadone Media Montana continues to be the main information supply in Northwest Montana.”
Initially from western Massachusetts, Kaufer attended Berkshire Group Faculty and the College of Massachusetts Lowell.
He’s a board member of the Boys and Ladies Golf equipment of Glacier Nation and Glacier AERO. He’s the present vice chairman of the Montana Newspaper Affiliation board. In 2021, Kaufer was honored as volunteer of the 12 months by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce.
Kaufer and his spouse, Betsy, reside in Creston and have a grown son, Alex.