Dale Lachniet is Publisher of the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., as well as Vice President of the Eastern Community Newspaper Group of BH Media Group. In addition to Fredericksburg, Mr. Lachniet works with the company’s newspapers in Culpeper, Va., Atlantic City, N.J., and Florence, S.C.
Mr. Lachniet has lived in Virginia most of his life and is a graduate of Liberty University. He holds a degree in Accounting and minors in Business Administration and Political Science.
He started his career in public accounting working for 11 years with Price Waterhouse and then Ernst & Young. Mr. Lachniet got his start with newspapers performing audits of a small newspaper company based in Charlottesville, Va., in his first year in public accounting.
Mr. Lachniet served as controller for Media General’s Publishing Division from 1996-2009 when he took on the role of President of Media General’s Operations and Distribution Solutions group working with all of the company’s production facilities and distribution services. Mr. Lachniet joined BHMG with the acquisition of Media General in June 2012, and he assumed a similar role with the new company.
In May 2016, he was named to the new role of Regional Vice President of the Eastern Community Newspaper Group and Publisher of the Free Lance-Star.