Promotion will strengthen relationship between newspaper, community

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Sue Violi has been promoted to the role of community relations director for the Omaha World-Herald.

In this role, Violi will build and strengthen relationships between The World-Herald and the greater Omaha community, including key partners, local non-profits, subscribers, the newspaper's advertisers as well as employees.

Also, Violi will serve as executive director of Goodfellows, The World-Herald's longstanding charity. In 2016, Goodfellows raised more than $700,000 to provide one-time assistance for area families in need. The World-Herald pays for all administrative expenses, so every dollar raised goes to those helped by Goodfellows.

Violi joined The World-Herald and parent company BH Media Group in 2012. She previously held positions at the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the McCarthy Group.

Violi will be part of a marketing and community relations team that serves The World-Herald and BH Media Group. She will work closely with World-Herald Director of Marketing Rich Warren and BH Media Communications Manager Michael Williams.

Also, BH Media Group has launched a new product development team that will lead innovation initiatives for all of the company's properties throughout the country. That team recently hired Jason Grotelueschen as project manager.

Grotelueschen has spent the last 14 years working with Microsoft in a variety of roles.

BH Media Group, headquartered in Omaha, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Company. BH Media Group owns 31 daily newspapers, their digital products and related weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida.

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