Lake Media is pleased to announce Doug Olsson has joined the company as senior group publisher.

Lake Media is pleased to announce Doug Olsson has joined the company as senior group publisher.

Olsson will be heading up operations at Lake of the Ozarks, along with Waynesville, Rolla and St. James. Olsson is formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has spent 25 years in the industry. Olsson has a very diverse and extensive background in the publishing field.

Most recently Olsson held the position of Vice-President of Sales for Sandusky Media, where he was responsible for the revenue creation among several newspaper and radio units.

Previous to Sandusky Media, Olsson was the Sr. Vice-President for HarvestINFO, a digital solutions provider to over 300 media companies. Olsson also guided The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Dallas Morning News as Vice-President of Advertising.

Olsson is well-versed in all facets of the publishing business.

Olsson assumed the leadership position earlier this month following his appointment by GateHouse Media, the parent company of the Lake Media family of publications.

Lake Media includes the Lake Sun, the area’s only daily newspaper, two weeklies — WestSide Star and Focus — Lake Lifestyles magazine, Vacation News, Tube Tab, Lake Sun Extra, Lake of the Ozarks Boats, Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate,, The and numerous special products.

"I'm extremely proud to be joining Lake Media and leading such a fine group of dedicated folks. Working with an experienced team, in such a vibrant, relevant and evolving business, makes every day rewarding. Our family of products is deeply engrained in the fabric of the region and we take our role in the community seriously."

Olsson is the father of two daughters, Taylor, 21, a student at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. and Shelby, 18, a freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His wife, Leslie, is a teacher.

“We’re happy to be here and looking forward to becoming members of the community,” Olsson said. "My wife and I are so excited to be moving to the Lake of the Ozarks. We both grew up around the water, and are looking forward to exploring all the region has to offer."