AIM Media Indiana LLC announced Friday the appointment of Karen Fox-Thompson as general manager with responsibility across all AIM media properties in Indiana.
The announcement was made jointly by Jeremy L. Halbreich, chairman and CEO of AIM Media Management; Rick Starks, president and COO of AIM Media Management; and Richard Clark, publisher of The Tribune and vice president and group publisher of AIM Media Indiana. It is effective immediately.
In her new role, Fox-Thompson will continue to be based in Columbus and work closely with Clark and all of her associates across AIM Media Indiana, AIM Media Midwest and AIM Media Management to provide the full range of support services principally for the Indiana publications, including finance, information technology and human resources.
AIM Media Indiana includes the daily newspapers in Columbus, Franklin, Greenfield and Seymour; weekly newspapers in Nashville, Brownstown, Pendleton, New Palestine and Fortville-McCordsville; DigitalAIM, the full-service digital agency; a magazine and special publications division; and all affiliated websites and digital assets.
Fox-Thompson has worked for the company and its predecessor, Home News Enterprises, for more than 32 years, her first job as a secretary in the circulation department. She then was promoted to human resources analyst, followed by information services director, human resources and information technology director and most recently as assistant controller.
She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in business management, magna cum laude.
“We are very excited to have Karen take on this new role and these expanded responsibilities. She is a highly accomplished professional, a valuable member of our management team, an inspired leader and she is a great people person with extraordinary interpersonal skills,” Halbreich said.
“Karen brings great energy and enthusiasm to her responsibilities each and every day, and she is deeply committed to our Indiana organization, to her fellow employees and to all the communities we serve in Indiana,” Starks said.