Chris Dautel

Chris Dautel

Schurz Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Dautel to the position of Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Dautel has been with Schurz for 15 years and has excelled in multiple roles and capacities. His promotion reflects the increased responsibilities needed as the company continues to grow its footprint in Broadband, Managed Cloud Services, and other investments. Dautel will be the point person for mergers and acquisitions, valuation analysis, investments, strategic planning, and real estate administration.
“Our company set some aggressive goals when we exited the broadcasting industry in 2016 and the publishing industry in 2019. We wanted to return to our prior size by engaging in industries with structural tailwinds,” said Todd Schurz, the company’s President and CEO. “Chris has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and diversification efforts, and with the acquisition of NK Telco on December 1, the company has achieved its aspirational goals. Chris has earned this well-deserved recognition and promotion.”
Dautel joined Schurz as Electronic Division Controller and Strategic Analyst in April 2014. He had been the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs for WSBT-TV for the prior seven years. Prior to joining Schurz, Dautel was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Raycom Media. He and his wife Lauren are the parents of Daniel and McKenna