Lori Ann Carver will join the Beacon Journal as vice president of advertising Feb. 3.
Carver has an extensive background in advertising. She currently is Halifax Media’s regional advertising director for the northwest Florida region, responsible for two daily newspapers and eight weekly newspapers.
She has held various advertising positions with Media General newspapers in North Carolina for The Hickory Daily Record and Winston Salem-Journal.
Carver worked for CNHI Publishing in Birmingham, Ala., and the Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C. She has non-newspaper experience as a senior account executive for WLFL/WB22 TV in Raleigh, N.C.
Carver is a North Carolina native who graduated from Methodist College in Fayetteville.