GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks Herald’s advertising department has two new leaders, Advertising Director Staci Lord and Graphics Supervisor Tina Coauette, the company said Friday.
Lord’s responsibilities as department head include overseeing the direction, coordination and implementation of print and online initiatives at the Herald and its publications Agweek and Prairie Business. She’ll also provide print and digital marketing solutions for Herald customers.
“I am excited to take on this new role and continue to build on the opportunities and success of the Grand Forks Herald through the Forum Communications Co. network,” she said in a statement.
The Herald is owned by Fargo-based Forum Communications.
Coauette’s responsibilities include
overseeing the department’s creative staff.
“I am proud to work with an outstanding group of people that together will achieve goals and bring success to the Herald and other affiliated publications,” she said. “Graphic design has been my life and with the support of my family and friends it’s something I love doing.”
Lord, a University of North Dakota graduate, joined the Herald 19 years ago as a sales representative. Her past positions with the paper includes major accounts representative, sales team leader and sales manager.
Outside of work, she is also vice president for the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club
“I’m delighted that Staci will be directing the Herald’s advertising operations,” Publisher Mike Jacobs said in a statement. “She’s a solid professional with years of experience. She knows the community. She knows our customers. She’s a great fit for the Herald.”
Coauette joined the Herald 16 years ago, starting as a temporary ad builder. Her past positions include graphic artist and assistant manager of the pre-press department.
The Grand Forks Herald is owned by Forum Communications. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.