Aaron Becher—who had been general manager of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo Pioneer since 2012 and became director of advertising operations for parent Forum Communications earlier this year—was named vice president of newspaper operations for the Marcil family-owned media company.
In his new role, Becher will oversee operations of Forum’s more than 30 newspapers in four states.
"Aaron has extensive experience in newspaper operations. Since joining FCC, he has demonstrated his ability to handle complex challenges and his leadership qualities exemplify what this position requires," said John Hajostek, company executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Becher, 47, was named The Forum’s advertising director in 2009 after serving in management positions at the company's Duluth newspaper group since 1997.
Before that, he co-founded a newspaper company in Owatonna, Minn.
"I have been extremely blessed during my 25-year newspaper career to work in a wide array of positions within the industry and learn from some of the best in the business," Becher said.