Judi Terzotis, a veteran media executive who has worked in Louisiana’s four largest markets, has been named publisher of The Advocate, succeeding Dan Shea, who led the state’s largest news organization for six years.

Shea will become chairman of Georges Media, which owns The Advocate, The Times-Picayune, The Plainsman of Zachary, The St. Francisville Democrat, The Watchman of East Feliciana, and other weekly titles around the state. In his new role, he will work with owners Dathel and John Georges on acquisitions and long-term growth strategies for the company.

Terzotis joined Georges Media in January 2018 and was heavily involved in combining The New Orleans Advocate, The Times-Picayune and over the summer.