Media General ( MEG) named George L. Mahoney a corporate vice president.

The Richmond, Va., newspaper publisher said Mahoney, 53, has been the company's general counsel and secretary since he joined Media General in 1993.

"The election of George Mahoney to vice president recognizes his outstanding leadership as Media General's top legal counsel, his exemplary service as corporate secretary, and his progression over the years into guiding the company in the important areas of government relations and employee relations," said CEO Marshall N. Morton. "I am delighted to see George receive this well-deserved recognition of excellent long-term service to Media General."