Mark Lewis Promoted to President of Tulsa World Media Company | Local News

Mark Lewis, who served as publisher and chairman of the Wisconn Valley Media Group, has been promoted to chairman of the Tulsa World Media Group.

After nearly 13 years here, Lewis leaves Southeast Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Valley Media Group, which includes The Journal Times in Racine, Kenosha News and Lake Geneva Regional News.

“I enjoyed all the years I spent at Racine. I raised three children there and will always feel at home. I will miss everyone I’ve come to know as friends and I think southeast Wisconsin has a bright future ahead of it,” Lewis said.

Lewis started as publisher of the Journal Times in 2009 and when Lee acquired United Communications Corp (UCC) in 2019, he went on to run the Kenosha News and the Lake Geneva Regional News.

“I am proud and impressed with the leadership he has shown in acquiring UCC and integrating Kenosha and Lake Geneva into the Lee family,” said Chris White, President of Lee’s Western Media Group. .

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“Mark deserved this promotion. During his work, Mark developed a reputation for delivering exceptional performance and developing strong, high-performing teams,” White continued in announcing the promotion.

During his tenure with the Wisconn Valley Media Group, Lewis was actively involved in the community.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC), Vice Chairman of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Wheaton Foundation, and has served on Church Administrative Services. Catholic Sacred Heart in Racine.

He was also president of Goodfellows, a non-profit organization that focuses on youth activities, including helping Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots program, which provides donated toys to children in need during the holidays.

Going forward, Clint Wiedholz will continue to oversee advertising in Racine and Rob Ireland will continue to oversee advertising operations in Kenosha and Lake Geneva.

Stephanie Jones will oversee the news as regional editor for Southeast Wisconsin, working directly with Adam Rogan, news editor for the Journal Times, and John Sloca, news editor for Kenosha News. Jones is the editor of Lake Geneva Regional News and former editor of the Journal Times.

Cathy W. Howerton