Katie Brock has been named director of corporate relations and special assistant to the CEO for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. Her promotion was announced by Donna Barrett, the company's president and CEO.

"Katie will be a stellar representative of our company with oversight of corporate communications and other initiatives," said Barrett. "She continues to be an essential member of our core management team. Her talents as a communicator, administrator and liaison are unmatched."

Brock joined CNHI as executive assistant in August 2011, when the company's headquarters relocated to Montgomery, Ala., from Birmingham. She is an alumna of Auburn University at Montgomery, where she studied history and business administration. She previously worked in the insurance industry.

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