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Media executive named to Colonial Williamsburg board

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Frank Batten Jr., the chairman, president and CEO of Norfolk-based Landmark Media Enterprises LLC and Dominion Enterprises, has been named to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees.

Batten has served since 1998 as chairman and CEO of Landmark Communications, known since 2008 as Landmark Media Enterprises LLC.  The company owns daily and community newspapers including The Virginian-Pilot.

Last August, Batten became president of Landmark and its largest subsidiary, Dominion Enterprises, an electronic media firm.

Batten also is president of the Landmark Foundation, which supports human services and educational charities in the Norfolk area.

He also serves on the boards of the Access College Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and the Batten School Foundation at the University of Virginia.

Bastten earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the University of Virginia.

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