FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Bill Marcil Jr. has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Forum Communications Co., which owns The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.  Marcil will also continue as The Forum’s publisher.  Forum Communications is a Fargo-based multimedia information company that owns dozens of newspapers, television stations and radio stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Marcil is a fifth-generation publisher of the family-owned Forum.  His father, William C. Marcil, is chairman of the company’s board of directors. On the Forum’s website (http://bit.ly/UEN79o ), he says that the younger Marcil’s election has been in the company’s “succession plans for a number of years.”   Lloyd Case remains Forum Communications’ president and chief executive officer. Other board members include Paul Amundson, Dennis Hall, John Hajostek, Steve McLister and Mark Prather.

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