Advocate names Schurz assistant publisher

November 09, 2004

Scott C. Schurz Jr. of Schurz Communications Inc. in South Bend, Ind., will become assistant publisher of The Advocate-Messenger in January.

Schurz, 35, will be responsible for the operation of all phases of the newspaper through effective team leadership of human resources, sales, distribution, newsroom production and financial management.

He will report directly to Advocate publisher Mary Schurz.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., Scott C. Schurz Jr. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies and a Master of Business Administration degree.

He has been with Schurz Communications Inc., parent company of The Advocate-Messenger, since 1993 and is currently general manager of special publications for The South Bend Tribune.


At the Tribune, he is responsible for profits and losses generated by the special publications division as well as overall operations and staff management of the division. He also manages process improvement initiatives at the Tribune, which achieved a 33 percent profit margin in fiscal year 2003, and added two divisions and achieved a 38.9 percent profit margin in fiscal year 2004.

From 1995 until 2003, he managed projects, product development and property sales for SCI.

Prior to that, he was an advertising executive in Palm Desert, Calif., and a sports writer in Bloomington, Ind.

Schurz is active in various civic and professional organizations.

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