Harter chosen as new Tribune publisher

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Tribune staff photo Lorie Harter will become the new Tribune publisher on Monday.

Lorie Harter has been named the new publisher of the Fort Scott Tribune, Fort Scott Countryside and the operation's print shop and digital platforms.

She succeeds Floyd Jernigan, who is leaving to take a position as director of parks and recreation with the City of Rolla, Mo.

Harter began her career with the company in January 2004 as a sales representative and became the advertising director at the end of December 2007.

"I am pleased that Lorie will be taking over," Jernigan said. "I know she will take the operation to new heights. She cares deeply about our publications and the dedicated people we have on staff.

"I wish her all the best."

"I am excited about this new opportunity," Harter said. "I have always strived to serve our advertisers, our readers and our staff to the best of my ability. This will allow me to not only continue that but expand my efforts."

Prior to joining the company, she had a diversity of experience in a variety of fields.

Harter's first day as the new publisher is Monday.