Port Publications Inc., the parent company of Ozaukee Press, has a new president. He is Bill Schanen IV, who succeeds his father as CEO of the Port Washington publishing and printing company.
The elder Schanen, William F. Schanen III, who had served as president of the firm since 1971, has been named chairman.
The new president, in addition to increased corporate management duties, will continue as editor and general manager of Ozaukee Press.
In another change, the board of directors elected Erin L. Schanen vice president. The sister of the new company president, she is the editor of SAILING, the international sailing magazine owned by Port Publications.
As chairman, Schanen III remains a member of the company’s management team and will continue to serve as publisher of Ozaukee Press and SAILING and write for both publications.
Schanen IV, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., joined the company in 1994.
Erin Schanen, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Journalism School graduate, worked as a reporter at daily newspapers before being hired by Port Publications.
The business, founded by the late William F. Schanen Jr. and his wife Marie, has other family members in key roles. Greta Schanen, wife of Bill Schanen IV, is executive editor of SAILING. Jean Schanen, wife of Schanen III, is a corporate officer, board member and feature writing contributor to Ozaukee Press.
The company, with headquarters at 125 E. Main St., Port Washington, also operates out of buildings on Grand Avenue and South Montgomery Street. This year it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.