Aaron Julien, president and CEO of Newspapers of New England, based in Concord, N.H., and publisher of seven daily and weekly newspapers, including the Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Recorder, the Valley Advocate and the Amherst Bulletin, has been elected president of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association.
A resident of Amherst, Mass., Julien is a graduate of Middlebury College and Cornell Law School.
Also elected as officers at the association’s annual meeting were:
- First vice president: William B. Ketter, vice president of news of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., based in Montgomery, Ala., and owner of 15 New England newspapers, including the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass.
- Second vice president: George Arwady, publisher and chief executive officer of The Republican of Springfield, Mass.
- Treasurer: Sheila Smith, publisher of The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass.
- Secretary: Bruce Gaultney, publisher of the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass.
Elected to the association’s executive committee for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1 were Jim Foudy, publisher of the Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, Mass.; William T. Kennedy, chief operating officer of the Dow Jones Local Media Group; and Peter Meyer, president of the Cape Cod Media Group and SouthCoast Media Group.
The annual meeting was held Nov. 29 at Anthony’s Pier Four in Boston.