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SABEW hires Klimstra as executive director

August 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Stephanie Klimstra

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing has hired Stephanie Klimstra as its new executive director.

She will start Sept. 11.

Klimstra worked most recently for the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization (IRE) for 16 years, where she was director of events for nine years. Klimstra has 26 years of nonprofit, private sector and corporate experience.

“SABEW is excited that Stephanie is joining the organization, and we all look forward to working with her,” said Desiree Hanford, SABEW president and professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, in a statement. “Her deep experience in nonprofits and working with a diversity of stakeholders will help SABEW members and staff think strategically, realize their vision and generate support for that vision.”

At IRE, she oversaw all logistical aspects of the organization’s in-person and virtual conferences, which ranged in size from 100 to 2,000 people.

Klimstra succeeds Kathleen Graham, who was SABEW’s executive director for nine years and is now the executive director for the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.

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