Scott Champion, the chief operating officer of Civitas Media, will join the ONA Board of Trustees, Board President David Dix announced.
Champion fills the trustee position vacated by the resignation of Frank Beeson, who will be joining ONA/AdOhio as vice president of advertising. (See related story.) Under ONA bylaws, Champion will be a weekly newspaper representative. Civitas is ONA’s largest member newspaper group in terms of daily and weekly titles published.
Champion has been with Civitas since it was established in 2012. He is the former CEO of Ohio Community Newspapers and a veteran of the community newspaper business as a publisher, president and chief operating officer with American Publishing, Liberty Group Publishing and Gatehouse Media. He also served a term as president of the Illinois Press Association board when he was based in Illinois.