Recorder employee named as next NEACE president

Recorder Staff
Thursday, May 18, 2017

GREENFIELD — Kevin LaMagdelaine, audience development director for The Recorder and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, has been named the 100th president of the New England Association of Circulation Executives.

“I grew up in this area and I’m proud to represent the Pioneer Valley as the 100th president,” LaMagdelaine said.

The NEACE organization has been committed to the professional development of circulation executives throughout its existence. For 100 years, the association has held circulation training workshops as well as two annual conferences — one in the spring and one in the fall — featuring presentations from the best circulation talent in the nation. These conferences, along with the organization’s active email discussion list, offer members the ability to discuss industry issues.

LaMagdelaine joined the organization in 1998 — a year after he started working at The Recorder. He said he’s looking forward to see what’s next for the association’s members.

“Just in the last five years, there’s been so many changes in the industry. It’s scary to some degree what’s happened, but it’s also very exciting because I can kind of see where things are headed and there’s a lot of opportunity for the people behind me,” LaMagdelaine said. “Things will look different, but the news will still be there, just the way it’s consumed will be different.”

LaMagdelaine plans to attend this year’s annual spring conference, May 21 to 23, in Meredith, N.H. As president, he will be responsible for overseeing next year’s event.

“It’s an organization that’s been around for a long time, and over the years, I’ve met so many people that have become lifelong friends and so many things I’ve learned have helped me in my career to get where I am now,” he said. “I don’t think I’d be in the position of running the circulation department for two newspapers if I hadn’t had the opportunity to learn the things I learned through the NEACE organization.”