Dobie has served as publisher of the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Oregon, since 2014 and will continue to oversee that newspaper. Prior to Klamath Falls, Dobie was the advertising director at the Skagit Valley Herald in Mt. Vernon, Washington.
Dobie began his career with internet pioneer CompuServe and was a founding member of two successful internet connectivity startups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ohio State University.
“I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, creative team in Bozeman,” Dobie said. “I am looking forward to working alongside the team to help make a positive impact in both the company and the community.”
The Chronicle and Belgrade News are owned by PNG Media, LLC, a division of Adams Publishing Group. PNG Media operates 22 print, digital and production operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana.
Dobie will relocate to Bozeman with his wife and children.
“The combination of Mark’s experience, his leadership style and his forward-leaning attitude toward new revenue sources will bring great benefit to the Chronicle, its staff and the community,” said Eric Johnston, chief operating officer for PNG Media.