- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Wick Communications has named the grandson of the newspaper chain’s co-founder as its new president and CEO.

Francis Wick takes over the Arizona-based newspaper publisher from outgoing CEO Tom Yunt, who is leaving the company to take a chief operating officer position in Wisconsin.

Wick currently serves as publisher of the Sierra Vista Herald along with other Arizona publications. He is the grandson of Milton Wick, who co-founded the company 90 years ago. The Sierra Vista-based company publishes newspapers in 11 states.

Wick previously worked at company papers in Montrose, Colorado, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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