Larry Hensley is the new general manager of Schurz Communications Inc.’s Hoosier Times Group, marking a return to the family-owned diversified media company he first joined in 2007.
As general manager, Hensley will oversee the day-to-day operations of Schurz Indiana newspapers, including The Herald-Times in Bloomington, the Times-Mail in Bedford, the Martinsville Reporter-Times, the Mooresville Times and the Spencer Evening World group.
He will report to Schurz Vice President of Publishing and Hoosier Times Publisher Cory Bollinger.
Hensley began his career in 2007 with Schurz Communications as the CFO responsible for the Petoskey, Charlevoix and Gaylord newspapers in northern Michigan. He also served as publisher for the PhoneGuide publications during that time, until he accepted the role of publisher of Schurz Kentucky properties in 2014.
After Schurz sold the properties in 2015, Hensley continued to serve as publisher for The Danville Advocate-Messenger, The Stanford Interior Journal, and as vice president of Bluegrass Newsmedia LLC. He was also publisher of the Winchester Sun and the Jessamine Journal until November of 2016.
“I am happy to introduce Larry Hensley as the new general manager of the Hoosier Times and welcome him back to Schurz Communications,” Bollinger said. “Larry is a solid leader with an engaging personality and diverse set of management skills. Larry also has strong connection background which will, in his role as general manager, strengthen the Hoosier Times team and increase Hoosier Times’ community engagement. “
“I’m excited to return not only to my home state, but to Schurz Communications and the great staff at the Hoosier Times group.” Hensley said. “I’m looking forward working with the staff, as well connecting with the communities we serve. I have a passion for quality community journalism and for serving those communities. I can’t wait to get started.”