Dale Lachniet, publisher of the Culpeper Star-Exponent in Virginia, has been promoted to vice president of finance and corporate controller for Lee Enterprises, which owns the newspaper.
Lachniet moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 2016 as publisher of The Free Lance–Star after Berkshire Hathaway Media bought it, the Culpeper daily and other newspapers. He will continue to work from Fredericksburg for now.
“I will miss working directly with such a great team in Fredericksburg and Culpeper and the many readers and businesses owners that I have had the pleasure to meet and get to know,” he said. “But I am excited about the opportunity to take on a leadership role at Lee Enterprises as we continue to be the leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 77 U.S. markets and communities in both print and digital formats.”