APG announces new publisher


A leadership retirement in the Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina division has allowed for changes that will benefit journalism and news coverage for newspapers all over the eastern end of the Tarheel State.

Mark Cohen, publisher/president since 2019 for APG Ohio/Michigan, will be moving to Greenville, North Carolina, to oversee a combined division, Ohio/Eastern North Carolina.

“This change allowed us to review our organizational structure and we have decided to consolidate Ohio and ENC under one region,” said Nick Monico, APG chief operating officer. “Mark and his team have grown the Ohio operation significantly on many fronts.”

Cohen takes the reins from President of Adams Publishing Group of Eastern North Carolina Robin Quillon who is retiring, effective Aug. 31.


Cohen has over 30 years of experience and has managed at all levels. Prior to coming to Athens, he served as president of the Pennsylvania Press Association, advocating for the state's newspapers. Cohen will relocate to North Carolina on Sept. 6.

“I’m excited about this expanded role and look forward to blending into the community, visiting customers and supporting our employees. I can’t wait to explore the region and I also get to visit the Ohio locations monthly which is the ideal situation,” he said.

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