The Board of Directors of Specht Newspapers, Inc. has named David A. Specht Jr. and Josh Beavers as the company's president and vice president, respectively.
"It is an honor to serve the company my father founded in this capacity," Specht said.
Specht Newspapers owns the Minden Press-Herald, Bossier Press-Tribune, NWLA Business Monthly and Webster Printing Company.
"Our company has a long history of serving our communities, and we plan to not only continue that tradition but to increase our levels of service," Specht said.
Specht replaces Nila Johnson, who retired from the company in March.
"Nila was a tremendous leader with a servant's heart for this company. We can never adequately thank her enough for her many years of commitment and leadership," Specht said.
Specht is currently the publisher of the Bossier Press-Tribune and NWLA Business Monthly. He plans to continue his involvement in both publications.
"These publications are vitally important to their respective communities," he said. "Therefore, they will remain a priority for me. I am blessed to have great leaders in Josh Beavers at the Minden Press-Herald and Walter Bass at Webster Printing."
Beavers assumes the role of vice president in addition to his role as publisher of the Minden Press-Herald.
"I am truly humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve the company in this capacity," Beavers said. "I have dedicated more than 10 years of my life to Minden and the newspaper. I am looking forward to a great future here."
"Josh and I share a vision of growth and service — both to our communities and to the team members at all our properties," Specht said. "The future looks bright and we are excited to be a part of it."