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Bill Marcil Jr. named COO of Forum Communications

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FARGO — Bill Marcil Jr. has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Forum Communications Co., which publishes the West Central Tribune.


Marcil will continue in his role as publisher of The Forum of Fargo/Moorhead.

“The election of Bill as chief operating officer has been in our succession plans for a number of years,” said William C. Marcil, chairman of the board for Forum Communications Co.

“Bill is the fifth-generation publisher of the family-owned Forum,” he added. “The (Marcil) family’s committed to a locally owned newspaper company, and this succession will enable us to do that.”

Lloyd Case remains president and chief executive officer of Forum Communications.

The board also re-elected company vice presidents heading divisions: Paul Amundson, vice president of digital; Dennis Hall, vice president of commercial printing; John Hajostek, vice president of finance; Steve McLister, vice president of newspapers; and Mark Prather, vice president of broadcast.

As the diversity of divisions and delivery platforms indicates, “We’ll deliver the information any way the consumer wishes to receive it,” William Marcil said.