Acadia Broadcasting Limited has named a new president. Following an extensive search, Chris Pearson has accepted the position.

Pearson has been in the radio business for nearly three decades and brings a strong understanding of operations, regulatory matters and community partnerships. Pearson will begin his new role April 1, 2016.

In October 2015, Jim MacMullin announced his retirement after 15 years leading Acadia. MacMullin will continue to assist the company until his retirement in August.

Acadia operates 13 radio stations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.