Former Lee Enterprises vice president Jim Hopson has been named chief executive officer of ASP Westward in Houston.
Hopson was publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal from 2000 to 2006 and was a Lee vice president for publishing. He retired from the State Journal to walk across the country and write a book. Hopson has served on the board of Westward since July 2009. Westward publishes 60 daily and weekly papers in Texas and Colorado.