Bill Hudnutt has been named president of Lorain County Printing and Publishing (LCPP), the Elyria, Ohio-based parent company of The Chronicle-Telegram, The Medina Gazette and radio stations in counties near Cleveland.
He will continue to serve as publisher of the flagship daily Chronicle-Telegram.
Hudnutt succeeds Paul Martin, who resigned his position as president and CEO of LCPP but remains on the company’s board of directors.
Bill Hudnutt is now in the leadership position once held by his father, A. Cooper Hudnutt, his grandfather, Arthur D. Hudnutt, and great-grandfather, A.C. Hudnutt, whose purchase of his partner’s interest in the newspaper in 1927 put the paper in th family’s hands.
“My father was a firm believer in recognizing and supporting the talent around you,” Hudnutt said in a Chronicle-Telegram article by reporter Lisa Roberson. “I’m excited to take on this new role because we have a very good group of people that will help the business continue to grow and evolve. We are more than ready to take the company to the next level.”
Hudnutt was a member of Inland’s Executive Program for Innovative Change in 2012.