SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- Tom Yunt has been named president and chief executive officer of Wick Communications Co., which publishes 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states.
The move was announced Wednesday. Yunt was most recently president and chief executive officer of Woodward Communications Inc., a multimedia company with media and marketing services businesses in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Yunt replaces John M. Mathew, Wick's president and CEO since 2001.
Mathew resigned in May, but will continue to manage the company until Yunt starts work on Oct. 7.
Company officials say Yunt and Mathew will work together through a transition period.
Yunt and his wife, Marianne, are Kentucky natives. They plan to move to Sierra Vista, Ariz., where Wick Communications is headquartered.
Information from: Sierra Vista Herald, http://www.svherald.com