Julie Bechtel is the Executive Vice President of BH Media Group. In addition to the corporate office, she oversees operations of the Omaha World-Herald.
Ms. Bechtel grew up in Marengo, Iowa, and she attended the University of Iowa as a political science / pre-law major.
Before joining BH Media Group, Ms. Bechtel was a Lee Enterprises group publisher and served as President and Publisher of The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Ill., and the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill. During her 20 years with Lee Enterprises, she served as publisher in Bismarck, N.D., Davenport, Iowa and Lincoln, Neb. Ms. Bechtel began her career in 1987 at the Des Moines Register.
Ms. Bechtel’s most recent community activities include serving as a board member for the United Way, Community Health Care Clinic and Kennedi’s Kisses, a nonprofit organization providing support to families following the death of a child. She has also been involved in Big Brother/ Big Sisters and a board member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation.