On November 1, 2005 Todd Schurz was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz Communications, Inc. is a diversified privately-owned, communications company, with eleven daily and seven weekly newspapers, eleven television stations, thirteen radio stations, three cable companies, shopping guide publications, phone directories, a printing company, and numerous digital operations. Geographically, Schurz Communications has a presence in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.
Prior to joining Schurz Communications Inc. (SCI) in 1989, Todd worked for the Times Journal Company in Springfield, Virginia and for the New York Daily News during graduate school. He was the President and Publisher of Associated Desert Shoppers in Palm Desert, California from 1991-1995. He served as the President, Editor and Publisher of the South Bend Tribune from 1995 until February, 2000. He became the corporate Vice President of Technology and Business Development from 2000 to 2005, and President and General Manager of WSBT Television from July, 2002 to September 30, 2005.
He was born in San Francisco, California, attended Brown University in Rhode Island, and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics. He later received his Master of Business Administration in 1989 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Marketing and Management.
Todd currently serves on the boards of the CBS Television Network Affiliates Association, the Mutual Insurance Company Limited, Herschend Family Entertainment, Beacon Health Ventures, and University of Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters Advisory Council. He has served on the boards of the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Hoosier State Press Associations Foundation (also a past president), Newspaper Association of American New Media Federation, and the Open Mobile Video Coalition. He is a former Chair of the Memorial Hospital board, the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, the Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board, and the coordinating committee for the Regional Approach to Progress. He received the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Hoosier State Press Association. He has served on numerous other community organization boards, including United Way, Project Future, Community Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Todd and his wife Stephanie have two children, Anthony and Caroline. His family attends Grace United Methodist Church.