Zach Ahrens is president and publisher of The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. He was named publisher in October 2015 after serving as president and publisher of another Morris Publishing Group newspaper, the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, Ark. He joined Morris from GateHouse Media, where he was vice president of sales for its Ohio unit. He began his career in 2000 at the York (Neb.) News-Times, and served as publisher of several weeklies in Nebraska before moving to Lee Enterprises in 2006 as advertising director for a Nebraska daily. He later worked as advertising and digital media director for the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald.