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Raehal named new executive director of Louisiana Press

Jerry Raehal has been named the new executive director for the Louisiana Press Association, according to Sam Hanna Jr., president of LPA’s board of directors.

Raehal is scheduled to start Sept. 28. He replaces Will Chapman, the current executive director, who is retiring.

LPA is the official trade organization for Louisiana news publishers, providing educational services, representation in the state legislature and acting as an information clearinghouse. It operates a Marketing Service that promotes advertising in newspapers, news websites, in magazines and other publications.

LPA was formed in 1880.

Raehal joins the LPA touting previous experience running a press association. He was the CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Colorado Press Network (the for-profit arm of the CPA) from 2014 to 2018.

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