Nathan Bekke was appointed vice president in January 2015. He previously was publisher of Casper Star-Tribune Communications in Wyoming since 2003, was named a group publisher in 2007 and operating vice president in 2020. He oversees local media organizations in Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.
He began his newspaper career in 1988 as an intern in the advertising department at Billings Gazette Communications, where he became director of sales and marketing after advancing in circulation leadership positions there and at the Independent Record in Helena, Montana. Under his leadership, the Star-Tribune received Lee’s highest honor in 2005, Enterprise of the Year.
Bekke has been involved with a range of charitable, community and statewide organizations. He has served on the board of directors for the Wyoming Business Council, Wyoming Meth Project, Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Casper Area Chamber of Commerce, Child Development Center of Natrona County, United Way of Natrona County and Central Wyoming Officials’ Association.